The Mersey Gateway Project

New road, lane and footpath closures – 11 November 2014

November 11, 2014adminNews

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

Date of closure

Road / footpath


11/11/14 – ongoing A557 / M56 Junction 12 Lane closure from footbridge on Weston Point Expressway up to and including the Clifton Roundabout for main site work. Closure of M56 Junction 12 eastbound, exit slip, lane 1 closed
12/11/14 – 13/11/14 A533 Site clearance work at Halton Lea. Lane closure of Central Expressway (underneath Halton Lea Junction), to include total closure of slip road from Halton Lea roundabout.
17/11/14 – one day A557 Lane closure from Ashley Way to Queensway/Watkinson Way between 9.30am and 3.30pm, for site clearance work.
18/11/14 – one day A562 Lane closure from Ashley Way to Ditton Roundabout between 9.30am and 3.30pm, for site clearance work.
18/11/14 – ongoing A533/A558 Total closure of slip road from Bridgewater Expressway to Central Expressway and from Central Expressway to Daresbury Expressway. Local diversions will be in place.
19/11/14 – one day A533 Lane closure from Queensway to Ditton Roundabout between 9.30am and 3.30pm, for site clearance work.
20/11/14 – 21/11/14 A562 Total closure of exit slip road from Speke Road to Ditton Roundabout, including lane 1 on Speke Road to Queensway, for site clearance work.
24/11/14 – 25/11/14 A557 Lane closure from Queensway/Watkinson Way to Ashley Way, for site clearance work.

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.

The economic, transport and social benefits the project will bring to the region include:

  • 470 permanent full-time equivalent jobs on site during construction
  • 4,640 permanent direct and indirect jobs
  • £61.9 million a year in Gross Value Added from the new jobs by 2030.

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

For more information on ongoing work, please visit:

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


Halton Borough Council Mersey Link

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