The Mersey Gateway Project

Mersey Gateway roadworks and footpath closures update – 8 February 2016

February 8, 2016MerseylinkNews

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 existing closures, please visit Down Your Street on the Mersey Gateway website.

Date of closure

Road / footpath Details
12/2/16 – 15/2/16

19/2/16 – 22/2/16

Moor Lane and Ashley Way, Widnes Weekend closures (7.30pm Friday – 5am Monday) of Moor Lane in both directions and Ashley Way eastbound (towards Watkinson Way) between Moor Lane and Victoria Road. A diversion will be in place.

Upcoming works in Widnes

A section of the A533 Queensway in Widnes (known locally as the Ditton Flyover), which links Speke Road to the Silver Jubilee Bridge, will be permanently closed at the beginning of March 2016.

From March, traffic travelling along the A533 in both directions between Speke Road and the Silver Jubilee Bridge will be diverted off the current main route and directed via Ditton Roundabout until the new bridge opens in the autumn of 2017.

Traffic will still be able to access the Silver Jubilee Bridge at all times throughout the work but delays and disruption are expected in the area, particularly at peak times.

Ditton Road West will also be closed to westbound traffic (heading towards Hale) from the beginning of March in 2016 for approximately three months.

Later in 2016 there will be further changes to the road network around Watkinson Way as the new Widnes Loops junction is built on the site of the former Catalyst Trade Park close to Waterloo Road. While work is ongoing, the Widnes Loops junction will take traffic from that section of the Widnes Eastern Bypass to the Silver Jubilee Bridge.

For more information on these closures, see our news page.

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 web page, or click the links below.



For more information on other ongoing work, please visit:

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