The New Ferry and Rock Ferry bypass, along the route to the Birkenhead Tunnel entrance, is undergoing improvement works over the coming months. This is part of the in the A41 Corridor Improvement Programme.

A41 Rock Ferry New Ferry bypass

Contraflow traffic management system from Saturday 14 September to Monday 9 December 2019

The northbound carriageway will be closed until Saturday 26 October.

The southbound carriageway will be closed from Sunday 27 October until Monday 9 December.

The use of a contraflow arrangement allows a single lane of traffic to run in each direction on one side of the carriageway, the works to be undertaken quicker, minimising disruption to residents, commuters and workers and allowing safer working conditions.

Full closure of the A41, Northbound and Southbound:

  • Friday 15 November (8pm) to Monday 18 November (6am). This is to undertake the remaining bridge works at The Dell.
  • Sunday 8 December, 4:30pm until Monday 9 December, 6am. This is the remove the contraflow and paint the new line markings.

Lane restrictions on A41 bypass:

  • Monday 6 January to March. To complete works to the streetlighting, signage and safety fencing.

New Chester Road (northbound)

Night closures:

  • Monday 16 September
  • Thursday 19 September
  • Friday 20 September

Day closures (off peak):

  • Tuesday 17 September
  • Wednesday 18 September

Daytime lane restrictions:

  • Thursday 19 September
  • Friday 20 September

These closures will allow for the resurfacing of New Chester Road Northbound.

New Chester Road (southbound)

Night closures:

  • Sunday 22 September
  • Monday 23 September
  • Tuesday 24 September

Daytime lane restrictions:

  • Tuesday 24 September 
  • Wednesday 25 September

These closures will allow for the resurfacing of New Chester Road Southbound.

Campbeltown Road roundabout

Night closures:

  • Monday 30 September
  • Thursday 3 October
  • Friday 4 October
  • Monday 7 October
  • Thursday 10 October
  • Friday 11 October

These closures will allow for the resurfacing of Campbeltown Roundabout. The traffic can still move through but will be under temporary traffic lights. There will be no access to New Chester Road (dual section) during these works.

Green Lane and Mollington Link Roundabout

Night closures (9pm to 6am):

  • Monday 14 October
  • Tuesday 15 October
  • Wednesday 16 October
  • Monday 21 October
  • Thursday 24 October
  • Friday 25 October
  • Saturday 2 November

Lane closures (8pm to 6am):

  • Thursday 14 November

These closures will be for resurfacing works on the Green Lane and  Mollington Link Roundabout.

These works have been scheduled around the Rock Retail Park's business hours.

Lane closures (9:30am to 4pm)

  • Thursday 9 February

This lane closure will enable road marking works to take place. 

Town Link viaduct

Full weekend closure from Friday 25 October (8pm) to Sunday 27 October (6am).

This full weekend closure is taking place for resurfacing works.

Night closures (8pm to 6am):

  • Monday 28 October
  • Tuesday 29 October
  • Wednesday 30 October
  • Thursday 31 October
  • Monday 4 November
  • Tuesday 5 November
  • Wednesday 6 November
  • Thursday 14 November

These closures will be for the bridge joint installation works. Access to the tunnel will be maintained throughout the works.

Complete day-time closure of Town Link Viaduct (West) 9:30am to 4pm:

  • Thursday 6 February

This closure is to complete road marking works and the installation of cat eyes/studs.

Chester Street underpass

Full weekend closure from Friday 1 November (8pm) to Monday 4 November (6am).

This full weekend closure is taking place for resurfacing works. Access to the tunnel will be maintained throughout the works.

Find out more about the scheme