The Mersey Gateway Project

Total closure of northbound Ditton Flyover next weekend

April 10, 2015LornaNews

On Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 April there will be a total closure of the northbound Ditton Flyover – heading towards Liverpool – for 48 hours. Drivers using the Ditton Flyover in Widnes are being warned to expect some disruption, as roads are closed for essential works.

Traffic travelling north during this total closure will be diverted off the A533 and along the northbound slip road to the Ditton roundabout then along Ditton Road westbound, rejoining the A562 via the slip road off Hale Road.

Hugh O’Connor, General Manager with Merseylink, said: “These are essential works and we are keeping the closures to a minimum and trying to schedule them at times when they will cause least disruption.

“The advance signage is already up at the side of the road to tell people about the total closure on the 18 and 19 April and we will be keeping local businesses in the area informed about the timetable of works.”

Future diversions

The work is part of a series of roadworks in and around Ditton Junction that will carry on for the next three years.

Shortly after this work has been completed, the Ditton Junction to Speke Road on-slip road, which has been closed since December last year, will re-open, and the off-slip from Speke Road to Ditton Roundabout will then be closed for approximately four months.

During this four-month closure of the slip road the signed diversion will take traffic heading from Liverpool into Widnes off the main road at the Hale Road junction and then direct it east along Ditton Road to Ditton Roundabout.

More details, including a map of the diversion route, are available here.


When the new Mersey Gateway Bridge opens, the main A562 Speke Road, which leads towards Liverpool, will be redirected to take traffic directly to and from it. There will be no toll barriers or booths so traffic will flow freely across the river.

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