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Runcorn Widnes bridge to be closed..

Tuesday, July 10th 2012 11:25

..for overnight roadworks

The maintenance works on the Silver Jubilee Bridge are continuing and the current phase of overnight and weekend lane closures are continuing.

From Friday 13 July there will be short duration overnight closure and it will be necessary to stop all traffic crossing the bridge for short periods of up to 30 minutes between 10pm and 5.30am.

A signed diversion route will be provided, although due to the diversion route being 16 miles it may be quicker to wait for the bridge to reopen.

It will be up to individual drivers as to which option they choose. Advance warning signs will be erected on site.

Similar closures will be required later in the year to remove the scaffolding and further details will be supplied nearer to the time.

There will be weekend and overnight (7pm and 6am) lane closures, which will involve the closure of two lanes on the bridge with single lane running in each direction.

In addition it will be necessary to close the following slip roads

• Off slip from Weston Point Expressway to the Bridge – Closed most weekends and overnight
• Slip road from the Bridge to Weston Point Expressway (Trumpet loop)
• Slip road from the Bridge to Bridgewater Expressway (Town viaduct)
Only one of the last two closures will be implemented at any time.
Suitably signed alternative routes will be provided. In addition for traffic travelling from M56 Junction 12 Clifton will be signed via Central and Bridgewater Expressway.

The maintenance work being undertaken is essential to ensure the integrity of the bridge and traffic disruption, particularly at weekends, is likely.

Halton Borough Council apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.

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