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Mersey Gateway Bridge

The new Mersey Gateway Bridge across the River Mersey is due to open in Autumn 2017, complementing the existing Silver Jubilee Bridge between Runcorn and Widnes, which will undergo refurbishment once the new bridge is open.

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. 

Registration for the Merseyflow toll charges payment system is now open. Please visit and sign up for an account. Local residents, Blue Badge Holders and regular users may qualify for a discount if they register in advance as there are different options for Halton residents, Blue Badge holders, monthly passes and pre-pay accounts – so please use site to find the best discount for you.


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.

For information on existing major closures and diversion routes, visit Plan Your Journey on the Mersey Gateway website.

Ongoing Works




26/06/17 – 24/07/17

Extended until mid-August

Clifton Road footbridge between Beechwood and Cholmondeley Road, Runcorn

The footbridge between Beechwood and Cholmondeley Road will be closed for improvement work. A footpath diversion will be in place suitable for cyclists, pushchairs and wheelchairs.

31/07/17 – 25/08/17

A533 Bridgewater Expressway, Runcorn

Overnight closures (7.30pm – 5am) of the eastbound Bridgewater Expressway between Astmoor West Interchange and Astmoor East Interchange. A diversion via Astmoor Road will be in place.

New Works




07/08/17 for approx two weeks

A533 Central Expressway, Runcorn

Total closure of the exit slip road from Central Expressway to Spur Road. A diversion will be in place.

12/08/17 – 27/08/17

A533 Central Expressway, Runcorn

Total closure of the slip road from Weston Link to northbound Central  Expressway. Traffic will be diverted over the new Lodge Lane Junction.

18/08/17 - 21/08/17

A562 Speke Road, Widnes

Weekend total closure (7.30pm Friday – 5am Monday) of northbound Speke Road. A diversion will be in place.

18/08/17 -21/08/17

A562 Speke Road, Widnes

Weekend closure (7.30pm Friday – 5am Monday) of lane 2 southbound Speke Road. Traffic will reduce to single lane running.

21/08/17 –  04/09/17  A577 Weston Point Expressway, Runcorn  Total closure of Weston Link to Weston Point Expressway, westbound. 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: 



Halton Borough Council works

See Halton Borough Council’s roadworks page for 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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Please note that traffic and travel information is provided to Liverpool John Lennon Airport by third parties. Whilst we endeavour to include as much relevant information as is provided to us, we cannot accept responsibility for any inaccuracies or omissions.