The Mersey Gateway Project

Mersey Gateway roadworks update – 29 March 2016

March 24, 2016MerseylinkNews

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 existing closures, please visit Down Your Street on the Mersey Gateway website.

Date Road Details
28/3/16 for approx. 3 months Ashley Way, Widnes Closure of Ashley Way between Victoria Road and Moor Lane. Businesses will be open as usual and access will be maintained. A diversion will be in place.
From 29/3/16 Lower House Lane, Widnes Lower House Lane will be reopened to traffic. Drivers will be unable to turn right into or out of Lower House Lane at Moor Lane until further notice. To access Ditton Roundabout from Lower House Lane, turn left, u-turn at Kingsway roundabout and travel back along Moor Lane. To access Lower House Lane from Moor Lane westbound, u-turn at Ditton roundabout then turn left into Lower House Lane.
From 29/3/16 A533 Queensway at Ditton Flyover, Widnes Permanent total closure of the A533 Queensway in both directions at Ditton Flyover. Traffic will be diverted off Queensway and directed via Ditton Roundabout until the new bridge opens in autumn 2017.
29/3/16 – 1/4/16 Ditton Roundabout, Widnes Overnight (7.30pm – 5am) lane closures on Ditton Roundabout between Ditton Road and Moor Lane.
1/4/16 – 4/4/16 Ditton Roundabout, Widnes Weekend closure (7.30pm Friday to 5am Monday) of the south side of Ditton Roundabout between Queensway southbound access slip and northbound exit slip. A diversion will be in place.
1/4/16 – 4/4/16 A533 Central Expressway, Runcorn Weekend closure (7.30pm Friday to 5am Monday) of the northbound Central Expressway (towards Bridgewater) at Halton Brow. A local diversion will be in place.
8/4/16 – 11/4/16 Ditton Roundabout, Widnes Weekend closure (7.30pm Friday to 5am Monday) of the north side of Ditton Roundabout between the Speke Road northbound access slip and southbound exit slip. A diversion will be in place.
8/4/16 – 11/4/16 A557 at M56 Junction 12, Runcorn Weekend closure (7.30pm Friday – 5am Monday) of the northbound A557 (towards Runcorn) between Clifton roundabout and M56 Junction 12 roundabout. A diversion will be in place.
From 11/4/16 Weston Link to Central Expressway, Runcorn The access slip from Weston Link eastbound to the Central Expressway northbound will be reopened. Traffic using this route will be required to exit the Central Expressway at the Halton Lea junction until further notice.
From 11/4/16 Weston Link to Southern Expressway, Runcorn Permanent total closure of the loop slip from Weston Link eastbound to the Southern Expressway. A diversion will be in place until the Central Expressway reopens in summer 2016. The permanent alternative route will take traffic north on the Central Expressway, u-turning at the Halton Lea junction and then continuing south on to the Southern Expressway.
From 11/4/16 Halton South Footbridge, Runcorn Halton South Footbridge (known locally as the Asda footbridge) will reopen.
11/4/16 – 22/4/16 A557 Watkinson Way, Widnes Offpeak (9.30am – 3.30pm) lane closures in both directions on Watkinson Way between the rail bridge and Queensway.
15/4/16 – 18/4/16 M56 Junction 12 roundabout, Runcorn Weekend closure (7.30pm Friday – 5am Monday) of the north and south quadrants of the M56 Junction 12 roundabout. Signed diversions will be in place.
22/4/16 – 25/4/16 M56 Junction 12 and M56 Junction 12 roundabout, Runcorn Weekend closure (7.30pm Friday – 5am Monday) of the M56 Junction 12 eastbound (towards Manchester) exit and access slips and the east side of the M56 Junction 12 roundabout. Signed diversions will be in place.
29/4/16 – 2/5/16 M56 Junction 12 roundabout, Runcorn Weekend closure (7.30pm Friday – 5am Monday) of the west side of the M56 Junction 12 roundabout. Signed diversions will be in place.

Ongoing works

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 web page, or click the links below.

Widnes

Runcorn

For more information on other ongoing work, please visit: www.merseygateway.co.uk/down-your-street/

Halton Borough Council Mersey Link

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