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Mersey Gateway Bridge

The new Mersey Gateway Bridge across the River Mersey is due to open on Saturday 14th October 2017. The existing Silver Jubilee Bridge between Runcorn and Widnes will close and will undergo refurbishment.

The new bridge will mean quicker, easier and more reliable journeys across the River Mersey. There will be a free-flow tolling system meaning there won’t be toll booths along the route, which will help reduce journey times and minimise congestion. For more information, please click here.


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




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.

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

New works




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)


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