The Mersey Gateway Project

New road, lane and footpath closures

December 8, 2014LornaNews

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
Ongoing for approx. five months Ditton Junction to Speke Road on-slip road A sign-posted diversion will be in place which will take traffic west on Ditton Road to the Hale Road junction and back onto Speke Road.  View details.
4/12/14 – Ongoing A558 / A553 Closure of hard shoulder from westbound Daresbury Expressway to Bridgewater Expressway, for main works.
7/1/15 – 9/1/15 A562 Northbound lane 1 closure from Queensway to Speke Road, from 9:30am to 3:30pm for site clearance work.
7/1/15 – 21/1/15 A533 Southbound lane 1 closure on Ditton Flyover, from 9:30am to 3:30pm for site clearance work.
15/1/15 – 21/1/15 A557 Eastbound closure of lane 1 to cover both sides of the Hutchinson Overbridge, over the Queensway, from 9:30m to 3:30pm for site clearance work.

Work continues between 9.30am and 3.30pm 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.

This is causing severe traffic queues of up to 1.5 hours from the Silver Jubilee Bridge towards the M56 and we would encourage people to either try to find an alternative route or to allow plenty of time to get through the roadworks.

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.

When it opens in 2017, both the new bridge and the Silver Jubilee Bridge will be tolled, but they will be free* to all residents.

*Residents of Halton will still need to register to use the bridges and there will be a small charge for this.

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