Traffic and Travel

Cheshire West has major motorways such as the M56 and M6 running through it as well as a range of A and B roads plus a vast network of small country lanes running through rural and suburban areas. Cheshire West and Chester Council is the highway authority for the area.

Flooding causes delays for commuters in Chester and surrounding areas

Heavy rainfall overnight affected traffic on M53 and A483


Problems on the roads near Chester

Road closed between M53 and Hoole roundabouts while vehicle moved to side of carriageway

Severe congestion on M56 caused by earlier broken down vehicle

Disruption follows earlier problems at junction 12

Two bridges on the M53 are to be resurfaced and waterproofed

M53 bridgeworks in Ellesmere Port postponed due to heavy rain forecast

Work will be carried out during first two weeks of September instead

Two bridges on the M53 are to be resurfaced and waterproofed

M53 in Cheshire to be partially closed for two weekends

Bridge repairs will result in closures from 8pm on Friday to 6am on Monday at junction 7 near Overpool

The under-construction access road leading on to the University of Chester's main campus from Parkgate Road

Work begins on controversial new access road at University of Chester main campus

Residents concerned about possible traffic and road safety issues

Hoole Road is partially blocked due to a two-vehicle collision

A56 in Hoole partially blocked after collision

Incident reportedly occurred at the junction with Faulkner Street

The A483 in Chester is one of the routes highlighted as a hellish commute for Cheshire drivers

Chester city centre ring road the second most hellish commute in Cheshire

Research was carried out by UK Government Transport

An accident involving an overturned caravan has taken place on the M56 between Hapsford and Runcorn. Picture courtesy of Majestic Models

M56 chaos near Chester caused by overturned caravan

Queues of traffic in both directions between Runcorn and Hapsford

Chester Railway Station

Disruption for Chester rail passengers following signal failure

Merseyrail, Arriva Trains Wales and Virgin services were affected

Cheshire police

A49 crash near Malpas claims life of 47-year-old woman

45-year-old man also arrested in relation to the incident at about 9.30am today (August 14)

Cheshire police are dealing with a collision on the Posthouse roundabout

Two-vehicle collision on Posthouse roundabout in Chester

Incident occurred at around 11.20am on Friday morning

Police are at the scene of a serious crash on the A49 near Malpas

Road closures following three-vehicle collision on the A49 near Malpas

A49 closed in both directions between A534 and A41

The B5129 Saltney Ferry Road in Saltney is closed after a crash

Saltney road closed after crash

Car left the road and collided with a hedge in the incident on the Saltney Ferry Road

M56 between junctions 14 and 12

Disruption on M56 due to emergency bridge repairs

Two lanes closed between junctions 14 and 12 following a bridge strike


Driver suffers minor injuries after lorry overturns on M56

Traffic was slow due to minor vehicle fire on the motorway earlier

Second vehicle fire on M56 causing slow traffic near Hapsford

More disruption on the M56 this morning following yesterday's closure due to a tanker fire

Cheshire firefighters cooling off the tanker on the M56. Picture by Mark Cashin

M56 tanker blaze: Cheshire crews bring fire under control

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Traffic starting to flow again after massive disruption to transport systems throughout the area

Delays on M56 diversion route as lorry partially blocks railway bridge

Drivers on the A56 Chester Road currently stuck

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