Closure of Western Road 17th-18th February 2018: Both directions of Western Road, L24 will be closed between Hale Road and Dam Wood Road on the 17th&18th February for road repairs. Please be aware when planning your journey to the Airport. Read More

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Mersey Gateway Bridge

The new Mersey Gateway Bridge across the River Mersey is now open. The existing Silver Jubilee Bridge between Runcorn and Widnes has closed.

The new bridge means quicker, easier and more reliable journeys across the River Mersey. There is 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, including how to pay, 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. 




01/11/17  –approximately 4 months

Ditton Road, Widnes

Total closure of Ditton Road eastbound from Hale towards Widnes town centre. A diversion will in in place and traffic lights at Ditton Junction will be adjusted to take into account the change in priority.

Late November 2017 for approx. 5 nights

Ditton Junction

Overnight lane closures (10pm – 7am) around Ditton Junction

Please note the table does not include details of all works. For information on existing major closures and diversion routes, visit Plan Your Journey on the Mersey Gateway website.

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