Warrington and Halton Hospitals

Mersey Gateway traffic in Halton


The Mersey Gateway Crossing is the project to build a second major road bridge linking the two sides of the Mersey in Halton.

In autumn 2017 a new six lane toll bridge over the Mersey between the towns of Runcorn and Widnes will open to relieve the congested and ageing Silver Jubilee Bridge.

Both the new Mersey Gateway Bridge and the Silver Jubilee Bridge will be tolled, but they will be free for Halton residents to cross.

Work is now underway on the project and to enable it, a major series of road closures and construction work is taking place in the Halton area.

These works may impact on travel times in the area - and in particular for patients travelling towards Halton General Hospital.

Latest closures and work

You can find the latest bulletin from the Mersey Gateway Project below which outlines upcoing closures and changes:

Please note the table below does not include details of on-going work. For details of existing closures, please visit Down Your Street on the Mersey Gateway website.

Ongoing works





23 – 25/11/16

Waterloo Road, Widnes

Offpeak two-way temporary traffic signals (9.30am – 3.30pm) on Waterloo Road between Hutchinson Street roundabout and Watkinson Way overbridge.


A557 Weston Point Expressway, Runcorn

One-day lane closure (7.30am – 4.00pm) on Weston Point Expressway southbound (towards the M56) between Rocksavage interchange and M56 Junction 12 roundabout.

26 – 27/11/16

A533 Queensway / Silver Jubilee Bridge

Weekend lane closure (midnight on Friday night – midnight on Sunday night) on the Silver Jubilee Bridge northbound (towards Widnes) between the slip road from Weston Point Expressway and Watkinson Way. Also lane closure on Queensway southbound (towards Runcorn) between Hutchinson Street onslip and the Silver Jubilee Bridge.

26 – 28/11/16

A533 Southern Expressway / A5126 Weston Link, Runcorn

Weekend closure (midnight on Friday night – 5.30am Monday) of Southern Expressway northbound and Weston Link westbound (towards the Weston Point Expressway) between Hallwood interchange and Rocksavage viaduct. A diversionwill be in place.


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.




· Ditton Roundabout

· Catalyst Trade Park area

· Silver Jubilee Bridge northern approach




· 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


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


Halton Borough Council works


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



The information provided here is an overview of planned work and therefore subject to change.


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 detailed here, but it is our aim to provide information that is as up to date as possible.

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