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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 18/2/17

A533 Central Expressway, Runcorn

Reopening of Central Expressway southbound (towards Lodge Lane junction) under Halton Lea junction.

 

Ongoing works 

Date

Road

Details

30/1/17 – 17/2/17

A533 Queensway, Widnes

Overnight lane closures (7.30pm – 5am) on Queensway northbound (towards Ditton Junction) between Desoto Road and Speke Road.

30/1/17 – 17/2/17

B5419 Moor Lane, Widnes

Overnight lane closures (7.30pm – 5am) in both directions on Moor Lane between Kingsway roundabout and Ditton junction.

2/2/17-17/2/17

A562 Speke Road, Widnes

Overnight lane closures (7.30pm – 5am) on Speke Road eastbound (towards Widnes) on the exit slip to Ditton junction.

4-6/2/17

Victoria Road / Waterloo Road, Widnes

Weekend closure (midnight on Friday night – 5am Monday) of Victoria Road / Waterloo Road in both directions between Hutchinson Street and Ashley Way. A diversion will be in place.

4-6/2/17

A533 Central Expressway, Runcorn

Weekend closure (midnight on Friday night – 5am Monday) of Central Expressway southbound (towards Lodge Lane junction) between the offslip and access slip at Halton Brow junction. A diversion will be in place.

17-20/2/17

24-27/2/17

Victoria Road / Waterloo Road, Widnes

Weekend closures (7.30pm Friday – 5am Monday) of Victoria Road / Waterloo Road in both directions between Hutchinson Street and Ashley Way. A diversion will be in place.

18-20/2/17

A533 Central Expressway, Runcorn

Weekend closure (midnight on Friday night – 5am Monday) of Central Expressway southbound (towards Lodge Lane junction) between the offslip and access slip at Halton Brow junction. A diversion will be in place.

20/2/17 – 1/3/17

A533 Central Expressway, Runcorn

Closure of Central Expressway southbound exit slip to Halton Lea roundabout. A diversion will be in place.

2-10/3/17

Halton Lea Roundabout, Runcorn

Closure of north side of Halton Lea roundabout. A diversion will 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 Street on the Mersey Gateway website, or click the area links below:

Widnes

Ditton Junction

Catalyst Trade Park area

Silver Jubilee Bridge northern approach

 

Runcorn

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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