The Mersey Gateway Project

Mersey Gateway roadworks and footpath closures update – 2 November 2015

November 2, 2015LornaNews

Central & Southern Expressway closures planned for 7 November now postponed

Following discussions between traffic management teams, Merseylink has agreed to postpone the planned Central Expressway closure until other parts of the road network can be made available for use by the travelling public as part of the diversion.

The closure will now not come into effect until the westbound Weston Link (towards Weston Point Expressway) is reopened. This will enable northbound traffic, intended for the Central Expressway, to be diverted via Weston Link and the Weston Point Expressway. The southbound diversion will be routed via the Halton Lea junction and Halton Link Road to Hallwood Junction. Northway will be made two way, and new planned road traffic improvements in this area are already underway.

Since Merseylink will have to review the sequence and acceleration of other works in the area around Weston Link, a time scale for implementing the closure cannot yet be provided. We estimate that the works will be rescheduled to late November. Rest assured Merseylink will give two weeks’ clear notice for communicating these changes via the press and social media

New works

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
02/11/15 – 12/11/15 A533 Queensway Off peak (9.30am-3.30pm) lane closures on Queensway flyover over Ditton Junction
02/11/15 – 06/11/15 Waterloo Road Footpath Closure of the footpath on the east side of Waterloo Road around Sankey Street. Pedestrians may use the footpath on the opposite side of the road.
02/11/15 – 13/11/15 Hutchinson Street Footpath Closure of the footpath on the north side of Hutchinson Street between Wandsworth Way and Cromwell Street. Pedestrians may use the footpath on the opposite side of the road.
03/11/15 until summer 2016 Silver Jubilee Bridge and approaches Occasional lane closures and temporary stopped traffic (around 15 minutes) during the night to allow the transport of 40m beams across the bridge.
06/11/15 – 09/11/15 Moor Lane and Ashley Way Total closure of Moor Lane in both directions between Ditton Roundabout and Kingsway from 7.30pm on Friday 6 November to 5am Monday 9 November. Ashley Way will also be closed northbound between Victoria Road and Moor Lane. A diversion will be in place.
09/11/15 – 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.
09/11/15 – 11/11/15 Desoto Road northbound exit slip Overnight (7pm – 5am) closures of Desoto Road northbound exit slip road. A via Ditton Roundabout will be in place.
13/11/15 – 16/11/15 Ditton Roundabout There will be a total closure of Ditton Roundabout between Queensway southbound access road and Ditton Road eastbound access. This will include the total closure of Queensway northbound exit slip to Ditton Roundabout and Desoto Road exit and access slip roads from 7pm Friday to 5am Monday. Diversion routes to allow access to Speke, Widnes and the Multimodal Gateway will be in operation.
13/11/15 – 16/11/15 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, 13 November and 5am on Monday, 16 November. There will also be a lane closure on the opposite northbound carriageway. A diversion 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.
20/11/15 – 23/11/15 M56 Junction 12 roundabout The junction 12 roundabout and all approaches to it will be down to one lane from 7.30pm on Friday 20 November to 5am on Monday 23 November.
30/11/15 – 22/12/15 A562 Speke Road Offpeak (9.30am – 3.30pm) lane closures on Speke Road eastbound (towards Widnes) between Everite Road and Ditton Junction

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.


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