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

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.





21/4/17 – 24/4/17

Halton Brow/Boston Avenue, Runcorn

Weekend closure (8pm Friday – 5am Monday) of the south side of Brook Place Interchange between Warrington Road and Halton Road. Four way temporary traffic signals will control single lane traffic.

21/4/17 – 24/4/17

Victoria Road/ Waterloo Road, Widnes

Weekend closure (7.30pm Friday – 5am Monday) of Victoria Road / Waterloo Road. Two way temporary traffic lights will be in operation and a diversion will be in place.

22/4/17 – 25/4/17

Beechwood Avenue, Runcorn

Weekend overnight closures (9.30pm – 6am) of Clifton Road / Beechwood Avenue between Rocksavage Way and Betchworth Crescent. A diversion will be in place.

23/04/17 – 24/04/17

Watkinson Way, Widnes

Total closure, from 7.30pm, of A557 Watkinson Way in both directions, between Wandsworth Way and Ashley Way. A diversion will be in place.

24/4/17 Permanent closure

Watkinson Way, Widnes

Permanent closure of the A557 Watkinson Way in both directions, which links the Silver Jubilee Bridge and Widnes Eastern Bypass. A diversion will be in place via the new Widnes Loops junctjion.


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:






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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