Mersey Gateway roadworks update – 27 July 2015
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 details of ongoing work, please visit Down Your Street.
|Date of closure||Road / footpath||Details|
|Ditton Road at Ditton Roundabout||One lane will be closed around Ditton Road splitter island from 9.30am to 3.30pm each day.|
|27/07/15 – ongoing||A533 Central Expressway/A5126 Weston Link||The southbound slip road from the Central Expressway to the westbound Weston Link will be permanently closed from Monday, July 27, as part of the ongoing changes to the road layout and priorities given to traffic. The official diversion route, marked with a diamond symbol, will take drivers north up the Central Expressway on to the Bridgewater Expressway and around the Weston Point Expressway, back to Weston Link.|
|27/07/15 onwards||Slip road from Southern Expressway to Weston Link||The diversion route for the closure of the slip road from Southern Expressway to Weston Link will be revised from July 27 due to the closure of the slip road from Central Expressway to Weston Link. The diversion route, marked with a solid diamond symbol, will take drivers north up the Central Expressway on to the Bridgewater Expressway and around the Weston Point Expressway, back to Weston Link.|
|27/07/15 onwards||A562 Speke Road to Ditton Roundabout offslip||The slip road from A562 Speke Road eastbound (towards Widnes) to Ditton Roundabout will reopen after completion of refurbishment works. Lane 2 will remain closed.|
|Ditton Roundabout||One lane will be closed on the west side of the roundabout for resurfacing work overnight from 7pm to 5.30am.|
|Beechwood Avenue||Temporary traffic lights will be in operation on the northbound side of Beechwood Avenue, under Weston Link, during the day from 9.30am to 3.30pm.|
|Moor Lane, from Ditton Roundabout to Ashley Way||One lane will be closed to Moor Lane roundabout and all approaches from 9.30am to 3.30pm.|
|07/08/15 – 10/08/15||M56 junction 12 roundabout||Lane closures on the slip road and approaches to M56 Junction 12 roundabout and on the roundabout itself from 7pm on Friday, August 7 until 5.30am on Monday, August 10. Drivers are encouraged to find an alternative route or to allow additional time for their journeys, as delays are possible.|
|08/08/15 – 09/08/15||Between Ditton Roundabout and Moor Lane Roundabout||Total closure of the road connecting Ditton Roundabout and Moor Lane Roundabout from midnight Friday – midnight Sunday. A diversion via Ditton Road, Hale Road, Liverpool Road and Kingsway will be in operation.|
|10/08/15 – 16/08/15||Between Ditton Roundabout and Moor Lane Roundabout|| Total closure of the westbound route (heading towards Ditton) between Moor Lane Roundabout and Ditton Roundabout. A diversion via Ditton Road, Hale Road, Liverpool Road and Kingsway will be in operation.
Lane closure on eastbound route (heading towards Widnes) between Ditton Roundabout and Moor Lane Roundabout. Overnight and weekends only, 7pm – 5am Monday to Thursday, midnight Friday – midnight Sunday.
| 17/08/15 – 21/08/15
24/08/15 – 27/08/15
01/09/15 – 13/09/15
|South west side of Ditton Roundabout||Total closure of Ditton Roundabout between Queensway southbound access road and Ditton Road eastbound access, including total closure of Queensway northbound exit slip to Ditton Roundabout and Desoto Road exit and access slip roads. Overnight and weekends only, 7pm – 5am Monday to Thursday, midnight Friday – midnight Sunday. Diversion routes to allow access to Speke, Widnes and the Multimodal Gateway will be in operation.|
There is also a series of ongoing major works taking place across Widnes and Runcorn. For more details on these major ongoing works visit the Plan Your Journey page, or click the links below.
- Bridgewater / Daresbury / Central Expressway interchange
- Southern Expressway to Weston Link
- A533 Central Expressway around Halton Lea
- A533 Central Expressway at Lodge Lane Interchange
- Weston Point Expressway / M56 Junction 12
For more information on other ongoing work, please visit: www.merseygateway.co.uk/down-your-street/
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.