Warrington and Halton Hospitals

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

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.




19/06/17 – 26/06/17

A533 Central Expressway, Runcorn

Total overnight closure (8pm – 5am) of the main carriageway in both directions (north and southbound) under Halton Lea roundabout. A diversionwill be in place using Halton Lea roundabout

23/06/17 – 30/06/17

Clifton Road / Beechwood Avenue, Runcorn

There will be intermittent overnight closures (9.15pm – 6am) of Clifton Road / Beechwood Avenue between Rocksavage Way and Betchworth Crescent during this period. A diversionwill be in place and pedestrian access will be maintained

26/06/17 – 24/07/17

Clifton Road footbridge between Beechwood and Cholmondeley Road, Runcorn

The footbridge between Beechwood and Cholmondeley Road will be closed for improvement work. A footpath diversionwill be in place suitable for cyclists, pushchairs and wheelchairs.

30/06/17 – 03/07/17

A557 Weston Point Expressway, Runcorn

Weekend closure (7.30pm Friday – 5am Monday) of the northbound Weston Point Expressway between the M56 roundabout and Weston Link. A diversionwill be in place.

Date and time change 23/06/17 –26/06/17

postponed to

01/07/17 – 02/07/17

A562 Speke Road, Widnes

Weekend closure (Midnight Friday – Midnight Sunday) of either northbound or southbound Speke Road. The direction of the closure, and therefore the diversion, will alternate between the northboundand southboundSpeke Road.

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:


 Ditton Junction

Catalyst Trade Park area

Silver Jubilee Bridge northern approach


Bridgewater / Daresbury / Central Expressway interchange

A533 Central Expressway around Halton Brow / Halton Lea

 A533 Central Expressway at Lodge Lane Interchange

 A577 Weston Point Expressway at Weston Junction

Weston Point Expressway / M56 Junction 12

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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