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Mersey Gateway traffic in Halton


 

The Mersey Gateway Crossing is the project to build a second major road bridge linking the two sides of the Mersey in Halton.

In autumn 2017 a new six lane toll bridge over the Mersey between the towns of Runcorn and Widnes will open to relieve the congested and ageing Silver Jubilee Bridge.

Both the new Mersey Gateway Bridge and the Silver Jubilee Bridge will be tolled, but they will be free for Halton residents to cross.

Work is now underway on the project and to enable it, a major series of road closures and construction work is taking place in the Halton area.

These works may impact on travel times in the area - and in particular for patients travelling towards Halton General Hospital.


Latest closures and work

You can find the latest bulletin from the Mersey Gateway Project below which outlines upcoming closures and changes:

Please note the table below does not include details of on-going work. For details of existing closures, please visit Down Your Street on the Mersey Gateway website.

 

Road openings

The following routes will reopen following essential work on the Mersey Gateway project: 

Date

Road

Details

From 20/3/17

A533 Central Expressway, Runcorn

Reopening of slip road from Boston Avenue to Central Expressway northbound (towards Bridgewater Expressway ).

From 20/3/17

A533 Central Expressway, Runcorn

Reopening of Central Expressway main carriageway northbound from Halton Lea to Bridgewater Expressway.

 New works

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

Please note the table below does not include details of ongoing work. For information on existing major closures and diversion routes, visit Plan Your Journeyon the Mersey Gateway website. 

Date

Road

Details

Revised Dates

28/3/17 –  19/6/17

A577 Weston Point Expressway, Runcorn

Total closure of Weston Link to Weston Point Expressway, westbound. A diversionwill be in place.

28/3/17 – 01/4/17

 

 

Halton Lea Roundabout, Runcorn

Total closure of Halton Link Road westbound from the Burger King roundabout to Halton Lea roundabout. There will be no access westbound (from Runcorn Shopping Centre) to Central Expressway northbound or southbound and Runcorn Spur Road. A diversionwill be in place.

 

Ongoing works

There is a series of ongoing works taking place across Widnes and Runcorn. For more details on these works visit Down Your Streeton the Mersey Gateway website or click the area links below:

Widnes

 

Runcorn

 

Halton Borough Council works

See Halton Borough Council’s roadworks pagefor details of other roadworks in Halton.

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.

 

Halton Borough Council works

See Halton Borough Council’s roadworks pagefor details of other roadworks in Halton.

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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