The Mersey Gateway Project

Mersey Gateway roadworks update – 27 March

Mersey Gateway roadworks update

Road openings

The following routes will reopen following essential work on the Mersey Gateway project:

Date Road Details
From 28/3/17 A533 Central Expressway, Runcorn Reopening of Central Expressway main carriageway northbound from Southern Expressway, under Lodge Lane bridge, to Bridgewater Expressway. Access to the main carriageway from some slip roads remain closed.
10/4/17 – 07/5/17 Ditton Road West Ditton Road West will reopen to two way traffic while the work noted below on Speke Road takes place.

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 information on existing major closures and diversion routes, visit Plan Your Journey on the Mersey Gateway website.

Date Road Details
Postponed until further notice A577 Weston Point Expressway, Runcorn Total closure of Weston Link to Weston Point Expressway, westbound.


01/4/17 – 02/4/17



Hutchinson Street, Widnes There will be two-way temporary traffic lights installed between Nelson Street and Victoria Road.
10/4/17 – 07/5/17 A562 Speke Road, Widnes Overnight closures (7.30pm – 5am) of the southbound Speke Road, a diversion will be in place.


10/4/17 – 13/4/17 B5155 Spur Road, Runcorn Total closure of the westbound Spur Road between Halton Lea roundabout and Halton Lodge Avenue. A local diversion will be in place.

Ongoing works

There is a series of ongoing works taking place across Widnes and Runcorn. For more details on these works visit Down Your Street on the Mersey Gateway website or click the area links below:



Halton Borough Council works

See Halton Borough Council’s roadworks page for details of other roadworks in Halton.

Halton Borough Council Mersey Link

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