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Mersey Gateway roadworks update – 5 October

October 5, 2017MerseylinkNews

5 October 2017

Mersey Gateway roadworks update

New works

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 information on existing major closures and diversion routes, visit Plan Your Journey on the Mersey Gateway website.

Roads opening

Date Road Details
09/10/17 (early hours) Weston Point Junction, Runcorn The new-look Weston Point Junction will open.
09/10/17 (early hours) Lodge Lane Junction, Runcorn Lodge Lane Junction will be open north and southbound, one lane in each direction.

From Monday 9 October until the new Mersey Gateway Bridge opens drivers will have two choices of route between the Silver Jubilee Bridge and the M56 Junction 12.

  • Weston Point Expressway
  • Central Expressway via Bridgewater Expressway and the new Bridgewater Junction


There will still be restrictions, speed limits and lane closures in place along various parts of the route until the new bridge opens. Drivers should still expect delays along the route until the new bridge and the approach roads are fully open.

New works

Date Road Details
06/10/17 – 09/10/17 A557 Weston Point Expressway, Runcorn Lane closure (Friday 7.30pm – Monday 5am) Weston Point Expressway in both directions (northbound and southbound)
06/10/17 Bridgewater Junction, Runcorn The traffic lights will be switched on and the roundabout will be operational with two lanes in all directions apart from southbound which will remain in single running temporarily.

 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:



Halton Borough Council works

See Halton Borough Council’s roadworks page for details of other roadworks in Halton.

Halton Borough Council Mersey Link

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