Press release

Smoother journeys M53 for drivers around Bidston

A £250,000 Highways Agency project to resurface parts of the M53 in Merseyside will start next month.


Both the northbound and southbound carriageways of the motorway between junctions 1 and 2 around Bidston will benefit from complete resurfacing as well as new road studs and new road markings. All the work will be done overnight to minimise disruption to motorway users.

Highways Agency Project Sponsor Jakub Malaj said:

This work will provide safer and smoother journeys for users of the M53 approaching or leaving Kingsway Tunnel. We have timed the work to take place overnight when the motorway is at it quietest and the work will also be done in phases to minimise disruption to motorway users.

The project is expected to take up to 15 nights to deliver between Monday 21 July and Friday 22 August with overnight carriageway closures between 10pm and 5am each night. All closures will be accompanied by clearly-signed diversions.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways Agency press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.

Published 24 June 2014