The Mersey Gateway Project

Mersey Gateway roadworks update – 11 April 2016

April 11, 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
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 closure southbound and full time lane closure northbound on Watkinson Way between the rail bridge and Queensway.
14/4/16 – 16/4/16 Hutchinson Street, Widnes Three-way temporary traffic signals at the junction between Hutchinson Street and Wandsworth Way, switching to two-way traffic signals on Hutchinson Street only on 15-16/4/16.
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.
25/4/16 – 29/4/16 Central Expressway, Runcorn Closure of the southbound exit slip from Central Expressway to Halton Brow. A diversion 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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