A KEY link between Wallasey and Birkenhead will be shut for up to six weeks to allow repairs to take place.
Wirral Council says essential maintenance is needed on the bridge at the junction of Dock Road and the Twelve Quays Ferry Terminal
The council said it has consulted Norfolk Link Ferry Terminal, Merseyside Police, Merseytravel and Emergency Services about the works, and repairs, carried out by contractor Colas, will take four to six weeks depending on weather conditions.
Cllr Harry Smith, cabinet member for transport services said: “We apologise for the temporary inconvenience that this work will cause.
“We are committed to minimising disruption as far as possible and will make sure that adequate signage is in place to direct traffic to alternative routes.
“The condition of the bridge deck has deteriorated and this work is essential to bringing it back up to the required standards.”
For safety reasons, the road from the bridge's junction with Dock Road to its junction with Twelve Quays Ferry Terminal Access, will be closed temporarily.
Traffic will be diverted via Tower Road, Rendel Street, Corporation Road, Duke Street, Dock Road and vice versa. All diversion routes will be signed and footpaths will remain open.