MOTORISTS are being warned of weekend closures as work continues on approach roads to the new Mersey Gateway.

The A562 Speke Road in Widnes will be shut from Saturday, July 8 to Sunday, July 9 on either northbound or southbound. The closures will alternate throughout the weekend.

The A557 southbound Weston Point Expressway in Runcorn will also be closed from 7.30pm on Friday, July 7 to 5am on Monday, July 10.

This closure will be between the Weston link and the M56 roundabout.