Mersey Gateway roadworks and footpath closures update – 30 November 2015
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:
- Northbound slip road from Boston Avenue to Central Expressway
- Central Expressway to Weston Link
- Weston Link to Central Expressway
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.
- Bridgewater / Daresbury / Central Expressway interchange
- A533 Central Expressway around Halton Lea
- A533 Central Expressway at Lodge Lane Interchange
- A577 Weston Point Expressway at Weston Junction
- Weston Point Expressway / M56 Junction 12
For more information on other ongoing work, please visit: www.merseygateway.co.uk/down-your-street/
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.