We are developing options to improve the link to the new Mersey Gateway Bridge from the south by building a new junction between junctions 11 and 12 on the M56.
Why we need the scheme
The new Mersey Gateway bridge represents a £2 billion investment with economic, transport and social benefits, including 4,640 new jobs, reduction in journey times of up to 10 minutes and improvements to public transport facilities.
The new junction 11a on the M56 will play a role in increasing the benefits of the Mersey Gateway, as well as providing better access locally to the M56.
The new junction would:
reduce journey times by providing improved access to the M56 from areas such as Murdishaw, Brookvale, Whitehouse Industrial Estate and facilities such as Halton General Hospital
improve the quality of life in Preston Brook by reducing the volume of cars and lorries passing through to access the M56 at junction 11
support economic growth by reducing journey times from the South East and locations north of the River Mersey to destinations such as John Lennon Airport
Your views are important
The two shortlisted options presented have been developed following the public awareness exhibition held in September 2016.
Option A: To upgrade Murdishaw roundabout into a through-about
Option B: To convert Murdishaw roundabout into a signalised crossroad
More details about the options can be found in our consultation brochure.