The Mersey Gateway Project

Widnes Loops will be a major new junction on the site of the former Catalyst Trade Park which will allow you to get to and from the new Mersey Gateway Bridge, the A562 Speke Road towards Liverpool, the A557 Widnes eastern bypass towards the M62 or into Widnes town centre.

We will be building several new roads and bridges in the local area, including:

  • a new freight line bridge over the Garston to Timperley Rail Freight Line
  • a new high-level crossing – the Widnes Loop Viaduct – taking traffic to and from the new bridge over Victoria Road
  • two new bridges carrying the main road between Liverpool and the Mersey Gateway Bridge over the Widnes Loops junction

We’ll also be planting new trees and hedges and doing other work to improve the local environment.

What’s happening at Widnes Loops?

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What will it look like?



The information provided in this map and the phased elements is an overview of planned work and therefore subject to change. Minor works such as offpeak lane closures may not be marked on the maps. 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 marked on the map, but it is our aim to keep these maps as up to date as possible.

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