Kingsway Tunnel (Liverpool)

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Kingsway Tunnel
Location Map ( geo)
Liverpool- Kingsway Tunnel portal - Geograph - 471497.jpg
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From:  Liverpool City Centre
To:  Wallasey
County
Lancashire • Cheshire
Highway Authority
Wirral • Liverpool
Opening Date
June 1971
Toll
£1.70
Additional Information
Tunnel Type:  Bored
Length:  2483m (8146 ft)
On road(s)
A59

Kingsway is the given name of the New Mersey Road Tunnel. It is also known as the Wallasey Tunnel. Construction started in 1966 and was opened by Queen Elizabeth II in June 1971. It connects the A59 with the M53 via the Kingsway Tunnel Approach Road which is now marked as a continuation of the A59 on some maps.

Unlike its older sibling - the Queensway Tunnel - it is built to modern standards, with twin two-lane bores subject to a 40 mph speed limit.

There are three connecting links between the two tunnels, used for emergency and maintenance purposes. These are known as Tom, Dick, and Harry (Harriet), after the Great Escape film.

A toll of £1.70 is applied to cars, payable in both directions.



Kingsway Tunnel (Liverpool)
JunctionsBidston Island
PlacesWallasey
Related Pictures
View gallery (11)
Entrance to Kingsway Tunnel - Geograph - 1215595.jpgKingsway Tunnel Ventilation Tower, Seacombe - Geograph - 1406910.jpgLiverpool and tunnel - Coppermine - 628.jpgMersey Tunnel Ventilation Shaft - Geograph - 76945.jpgWallasey Tunnel portal contraflow.jpg
Other nearby roads
LiverpoolA41 • A5017 (Liverpool) • A5036 • A5037 • A5038 • A5039 • A5040 • A5041 • A5042 • A5043 • A5044 • A5045 • A5046 • A5047 • A5048 • A5049 • A5050 • A5051 • A5052 • A5053 • A5054 • A5055 • A5056 • A5058 • A506 • A5080 (Liverpool - Warrington) • A5089 • A5090 • A5097 • A5107 • A526 • A5275 • A561 • A562 • A563 (Liverpool - Salford) • A564 (Liverpool) • A565 • A566 • A567 • A57 • A580 • A59 • B5171 • B5172 (Liverpool) • B5173 • B5174 • B5175 • B5176 • B5177 • B5178 • B5179 • B5180 • B5181 (Liverpool) • B5182 • B5183 • B5184 • B5185 • B5186 • B5187 • B5188 • B5189 • B5192 (South Lancs) • B5317 • B5339 • B5340 • B5342 • E109 (Old System) • E20 • E33 (Northampton - Liverpool) • Liverpool Inner Motorway • M52 • M53 • M57 • M58 • M59 • M62 • Northern and Western Motorway • T20 (Britain) • T21 (Britain) • T59 (Britain)
WallaseyA5028 (Wirral) • A5088 • A5139 • A551 • A553 • A554 • B5142 (Wirral) • B5143 • B5144 (Wirral) • B5145 • B5333 • B5477 (Wallasey) • M53
Crossings of the River Mersey and tributaries
River EtherowWoodhead Reservoir Bridge • Woolley Bridge • Compstall Bridge
River GoytLower Macclesfield Rd Bridge • Whaley Bridge • Chapel Bypass Bridge • Bridgemont • Albion Road Bridge • Union Road Bridge • Woodend Bridge • Marple Bridge • Otterspool Bridge • New Bridge (Stockport) • Carrington Bridge (Stockport) • St Marys Way Bridge • Park Bridge
River TameDowry Reservoir Outlet • Denshaw Bridge • Delph Bridge • New Delph Bridge • Tame Water Bridge • Frenches Bridge • Wellihole Bridge • Roaches Bridge • Stalybridge  • Caroline St Bridge • Clarence Bridge • Dukinfield Bridge (Whitelands)  • Alma Bridge • Shepley Bridge • M67 Denton Bridge • Broomstair Bridge • Beight Bridge • M60 - Reddish Vale Bridge • Tiviot Way Bridge • M60 - Stockport Bridge
River MerseyKnightsbridge • Mersey Square Bridge • King Street West Bridge • Hollywood Way Bridge • Brinksway Bridge • M60- Cheadle Heath Bridge • Cheadle Bridge • Kingsway Bridge (Cheadle) • M60 - Northenden Bridge (2) • M60 - Northenden Bridge • Northenden Bridge • A5103 Bridge • M60 Bridge SE of Junction 7 • Crossford Bridge (Sale) • A6144 Bridge • Flixton Bridge • Warburton Bridge • Thelwall Viaduct • Kingsway Bridge • Warrington Bridge • Mersey Gateway Bridge • Silver Jubilee Bridge • Queensway Tunnel • Kingsway Tunnel