The Mersey Gateway Project

New road, lane and footpath closures

March 3, 2015adminNews

Essential work on the Mersey Gateway Project means the following road and lane closures will be in place over the coming days and weeks.

Please note high winds are expected this week and could affect traffic management in some areas.

Date of closure Road / footpath Details
9/2/15 – ongoing for 6-8 weeks Between Moor Lane roundabout and Ditton roundabout Various alternating lane closures on both roundabouts off-peak from 9.30am to 3.30pm. For removal of splitter island.
18/2/15 – ongoing for three weeks A562 Speke Road from Liverpool to A533 Queensway (heading for Runcorn) Lane 1 closure to provide safety exclusion zone during Ditton Flyover piling work off-peak from 9.30am to 3.30pm.
19/2/15 – 6/3/15 A557 from Weston Point Expressway to M56 Junction 12 Southbound lane 1 closure of Weston Point Expressway from Weston Link to M56 Junction 12 roundabout. Off-peak from 9.30am to 3.30pm.
20/2/15 – 6/3/15 A533 Queensway from Silver Jubilee Bridge to A562 Speke Road heading towards Liverpool Lane 1 closures weekdays Off-peak from 9.30am to 3.30pm. Weekend closures from Friday 7pm to Monday 5am.
26/2/15 – ongoing for one month Boston Avenue to Central Expressway Total closure of northbound slip road from Boston Avenue (Halton Brow) onto Central Expressway

We have been advised that Halton Borough Council has a diversion in place from the Daresbury Expressway to Manor Park roundabout which is causing significant delays. The work is due to be complete in one week.

Major ongoing works

A533 Central Expressway at Lodgelane Interchange

Work will be taking taking place at the interchange just after the exit for the Shopping Centre, and is expected to complete in Spring 2015. The work involves closures to lane 1 southbound, and the hard shoulder for main site access work and trial hole digging.

Weston Point Expressway / M56 Junction 12

Work is now taking place between 7pm and 5am Monday to Friday, and between 7am and 5pm Saturday and Sunday, along the Weston Point Expressway heading towards the M56 Junction 12. The road is down to one lane southbound as it approaches the roundabout / junction. Work is expected to continue until summer 2015.

Bridgewater / Daresbury / Central Expressway interchange

Work is underway here to create a new double roundabout which will provide a link between the Central Expressway and the Daresbury and Bridgewater Expressways when the new bridge opens. Expect diversions and disruption in this location until the new bridge opens in 2017.

Ditton Roundabout

Work is underway here to convert Ditton Roundabout to a junction with traffic lights. A number of roads in the area will be closed at different times until the new bridge opens in 2017. Expect diversions and disruption in this area as a result.

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.

For more information on ongoing work, please visit:

Halton Borough Council Mersey Link

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