“As one of the largest infrastructure projects in the UK the numbers behind Mersey Gateway are staggering. The scale and complexity of the engineering and construction activity is phenomenal.
Some of the figures involved show that delivering this project on schedule and under budget is an incredible achievement. I’d like to say well done to everyone involved – the construction team, the council team and the tolling teams and very importantly – the Merseylink volunteers – for making such a vital contribution.”
Cllr. Rob Polhill, Leader, Halton Borough Council Read more →
Halton Borough Council, Mersey Gateway Crossings Board and Merseylink can confirm that a spectacular light and fireworks display will happen at 8.30pm on Friday 13 October, to signal the countdown to the opening of the Mersey Gateway Bridge.
The announcement follows the news that the Mersey Gateway Bridge will open to vehicles at just after midnight on the morning of Saturday 14 October.
Halton’s iconic new Mersey Gateway Bridge will open to traffic just after midnight on the morning of Saturday 14th October.
When Halton’s iconic new Mersey Gateway Bridge opens to the public the new-look road system stretching across Widnes and Runcorn will open at the same time.
2 October 2017
Mersey Gateway roadworks update
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.
|06/10/17 – 08/10/17||A562 Speke Road, Widnes||Weekend closure (7.30pm Friday – 7pm Sunday) of southbound Speke Road. A diversion will be in place.|
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:
- Bridgewater / Daresbury / Central Expressway interchange
- A533 Central Expressway around Halton Brow / Halton Lea
- A533 Central Expressway at Lodge Lane Interchange
- A577 Weston Point Expressway at Weston Junction
- Weston Point Expressway / M56 Junction 12
Halton Borough Council works
See Halton Borough Council’s roadworks page for details of other roadworks in Halton.