The Mersey Gateway Project

Mersey Gateway roadworks and footpath closures update – 19 October 2015

October 19, 2015adminNews

Essential work on the Mersey Gateway Project means the following new road, lane and footpath closures will be in place over the coming days and weeks.Please note the table below does not include details of ongoing work. For details of ongoing work, please visit the Mersey Gateway website.

Date of closure Road / footpath Details
19/10/15 for 3 weeks Queensway and Desoto Road northbound exit and access slips to Ditton Roundabout Offpeak (9.30am-3.30pm) lane one closure of the Queensway exit slip to Ditton Roundabout. As a result, traffic travelling along Desoto Road towards the roundabout will have to give way as the existing filter lane will be closed.
19/10/15 ongoing until December Halton Brow southbound slip road to Central Expressway Lane one of the southbound access slip to the Central Expressway from Halton Brow will be closed. Traffic accessing the Central Expressway will have to give way.
23/10/15 – 26/10/15 A557 southbound, between M56 Junction 12 Roundabout and Clifton Roundabout There will be a total closure of the A557 southbound between the M56 Junction 12 Roundabout and Clifton Roundabout, from 7.30pm on Friday, October 23 and 5am on Monday, October 26. There will also be a lane closure on the opposite northbound carriageway. A diversion will be in place.
26/10/15 for one day A533 Queensway Offpeak (9.30am-3.30pm) lane 2 closures in both directions over Ditton Junction.
26/10/15 – 30/10/15 Ditton Road There will be a total closure of Ditton Road westbound from Ditton roundabout to the WSR entrance. A diversion will be in place.
26/10/15 – 19/11/15 Beechwood Avenue There will be two-way temporary traffic signals on Beechwood Avenue under Lodge Lane Interchange.
26/10/15 for around 7 weeks Footpath from Castlefields Avenue North to subway under Daresbury Expressway Closure of the footpath from Castlefields Avenue North to the subway under the Daresbury Expressway. A diversion will be in place.
28/10/15 – for 10 weeks Desoto Road northbound access slip road to Ditton Roundabout Overnight closures of Desoto Road northbound access slip road between 3MG and Ditton Roundabout. Also a lane closure on Queensway northbound exit slip road to Ditton Roundabout. The closures will operate between 7pm and 5am. A diversion will be in place. There may be nights between 3 and 11 November when the closure is not required.
 9/11/15 – 15/11/15 Brook Place South Footbridge Closure of Brook Place South Footbridge (known locally as the ‘curly’ bridge). A diversion via Halton North Footbridge will be in place.
18/11/15 – 15/02/16 Halton South Footbridge Closure of Halton South Footbridge that runs from Halton Lea to Halton Lodge for structure repairs. A diversion will be in place.

Ongoing works

There is also a series of ongoing major works taking place across Widnes and Runcorn.  For more details on these major ongoing works visit the Plan Your Journey website, or click the links below.



For more information on other ongoing work, please visit:

The information provided here is an overview of planned work and therefore subject to change.

The team may have to put in place overnight road closures or diversions at short notice due to emergency situations, and these may not be detailed here, but it is our aim to provide information that is as up to date as possible.

Halton Borough Council Mersey Link

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