The Mersey Gateway Project

Mersey Gateway roadworks and footpath closures update – 30 November 2015

November 30, 2015LornaNews

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
30/11/15 – 1/12/1514/12/15 – 15/12/15 Ditton Flyover, Widnes There will be a series of off-peak (9.30am – 3.30pm) lane closures on Ditton Flyover on Mondays and Tuesdays during November and December
30/11/15 – approx. seven months Central Expressway, Runcorn The Central Expressway will be closed in both directions between Halton Lea and the Lodge Lane Interchange. Separate northbound (via Weston Point Expressway) and southbound (via Runcorn Shopping Centre) diversions will be in place. The slip road from Weston Link to M56 Junction 12 remains closed.
30/11/15 – 22/12/15 A562 Speke Road, Widnes Offpeak (9.30am – 3.30pm) lane closures on Speke Road eastbound (towards Widnes) between Everite Road and Ditton Junction
2/12/15 – 3/12/15 Watkinson Way, Widnes Off peak (9.30am – 3.30pm) lane closures on Watkinson Way in both directions between Queensway and Hutchinson St overbridge
7/12/15 – mid February 2016 Halton South Footbridge, Runcorn Closure of Halton South Footbridge (known locally as the Asda footbridge) for structure repairs. A diversion via Halton Lodge footbridge will be in place.
7/12/15 – 8/12/15 Desoto Road, Widnes Overnight closure of the north/westbound slip road running from Queensway to Desoto Road. There will be a diversion via Ditton Junction.
14/12/15 – 15/12/15 Ditton Flyover, Widnes Overnight lane closure on the main carriageway and southbound access slip road from Ditton Roundabout.
14/12/15 – 18/12/15 Wandsworth Way and Hutchinson Street, Widnes There will be three-way temporary traffic lights installed overnight at the junction of Wandsworth Way and Hutchinson Street between 7.30pm and 5am.

The partial closure of the Central Expressway from the end of this month means that a number of existing diversion routes in that area will be changing from 30 November. The revised diversions cover the following routes:

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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