The Mersey Gateway Project

New road, lane and footpath closures

April 17, 2015LornaNews

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

Date of closure Road / footpath Details
18/4/15 – 19/4/15 Queensway to Speke Road – Ditton Flyover Total closure of Northbound Ditton Flyover for 48hrs to facilitate pavement works. Local Diversions in operation 
30/3/15 – for 18 months A533 / A558 Bridgewater Expressway to Daresbury Expressway Total closure of eastbound carriageway towards Daresbury between Astmoor Junction and Haddocks Wood Junction for construction work
30/3/15 – for 18 months A558 / A533 Daresbury Expressway to Bridgewater Expressway Westbound carriageway closed, with hardshoulder only running through the Bridgewater Interchange. For construction work.
30/3/15 – ongoing for
8 months
Southern Expressway to Westonlink Total closure of Southern Expressway to Westonlink and Lane 2 running on main Central Expressway to Halton Lea. For construction work.
27/4/15 – for four months A562 Speke Road Southbound off-slip from Speke Road to Ditton Roundabout closed, for main site work. Local diversion in operation.
26/2/15 – ongoing Boston Avenue to Central Expressway Total closure of northbound slip road from Boston Avenue (Halton Brow) onto Central Expressway
7/4/15 – 20/4/15 A533 / A562 Queensway to Speke Road Northbound lane 1 closure for resurfacing works.
13/4/15 – 22/4/15 A562 / A533 Speke Road to Queensway Southbound lane 1 closure for piling works. Offpeak only.
17/4/15 – 21/4/15 A557 Clifton Island Lane 1 Closure A557 South Bound Weston to Clifton. Lane 1 Closure North Bound from South Island to North Island. Lane 1 Closure on Clifton Island. Lane 1 Closure on M56 Jct 12 East Bound Exit Slip.   Cholmondeley Rd single lane approach to Island.
22/4/15 – One day only A557 Clifton Island Closure of inner ring of roundabout (Offside lane) Lane 1. Closure of A557 North & Southbound approaches, and Lane 1 closure M56 East Bnd Exit Slip road, Cholmondeley Rd single lane to island. Offpeak only.
20/3/15 – 24/4/15 A533 / A562 – Queensway to Speke Road Lane 1 closure on Queensway / Speke Road northbound for pavement works. Offpeak only.

Ongoing works

Southern Expressway to Westonlink

There will be a total closure of this slip road for construction work. The closure came into effect on March 30, and will remain in place for eight months, until late 2015. A local diversion will be in place.

A533 Central Expressway at Lodge Lane Interchange

Work will be 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.

For more information on 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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