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.

Passengers were left stranded at Chester station after a train broke down on Wednesday evening (April 1)

Train breakdown leaves Merseyrail passengers stranded outside Chester station

Engine grinds to a halt just 300 yards from platform leading to rush hour service cancellations

The temporary traffic lights on the A483 on the approach to the Posthouse roundabout got stuck on red

Faulty batteries to blame for A483 rush-hour gridlock near Chester

Motorists were stuck in queues for hours after temporary lights got stuck on red - but the signals are due to be removed  later this week

The A483 was heavily congested after traffic lights failed

A483 traffic chaos as Posthouse roundabout traffic lights stuck on red

Motorists stuck in miles of tailbacks as traffic signal fail for second time in just over a month

The A483 was heavily congested after traffic lights failed

Assembly Members grill managers over roadworks choking A55

AMs question managers of North and Mid Wales Trunk Road Agency over why so many road works are happening at the same time

Three cars involved in smash near Cheshire Oaks

Four people believed to have minor injuries

Sealand Road was closed after a crash this morning

Man taken to hospital after crash on A548 Sealand Road

Crash between a Jaguar and a white tipper truck closed the road

New £5.5m bridge over the M56 to open on April 1

Bridge is the length of a football pitch and weighs more than 1,000 family cars

One closed is closed on the M53 northbound between junctions 12 and 11 due to emergency repairs

M53 northbound lane closed due to emergency bridge repairs

Lane between junctions 12 and 11 expected to reopen from 4.45pm

A41 southbound in Backford closes for six days for roadworks

Roadworks on A41 in Backford begin

Southbound carriageway will be closed for up to six days

Cheshire Police

Delays on A41 at Backford as abnormal load heads for Ellesmere Port Docks

Wide load averaging 5-6mph is being escorted by police

The scene of the accident on the slipway off the M56 and on to the M53 at Stoak

Fog causes motorway mayhem during rush-hour

Delays on M53 due to two separate accidents this morning

M56 delays

Traffic disruption on M56 eastbound following accident

Three vehicle collision at junction 14 earlier this morning

The scene of the accident on the slipway off the M56 and on to the M53 at Stoak

Delays following 'severe' incident on M53

Incident is currently ongoing

Solar eclipse warning: Don't take a selfie

The Dos and Don'ts for Friday morning's solar eclipse

A van fire has caused disruption on the M56 near Chester

Van fire causes disruption on the M56 near Chester

Two lanes of west-bound carriageway had to be closed while emergency services tackled blaze

Delays after M56 collision which resulted in driver going to hospital

Emergency services called to accident between Runcorn and Daresbury junctions

North West Ambulance Service

Delays expected after Wrexham Road car smash

Smash happened near to Holiday Inn

Highways Agency apologises for night-time disturbances during Posthouse roundabout works

Relief is in sight as this part of programme due to conclude by the end of next week

Network Rail apologises as Saltney level crossing works drag on

Green Lane will not reopen until Friday, March 27

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David Holmes
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Carmella de Lucia
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