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.

Tarvin villagers vow to crack down on speeding drivers

Concerns cars are using road as 'rat run'

Weekend roadworks at junction 15 of the M56 until November

Delays expected as £600,000 worth of resurfacing takes place

The bridge at the end of Westminster Road

Chester bridge between Hoole and Boughton soon to reopen

Work gets under way to allow access to vital link for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists


Two people killed on M56 near Frodsham

  • M56

Police confirm two fatalities following pile-up on the motorway near junction 12

Lorry stuck under bridge in Frodsham adds to traffic chaos

Lorry stuck near Castle Park as traffic is diverted from M56 following serious motorway collision

Casualty hospitalised following M56 pile-up

Two others remain trapped in their vehicles


M56 near Frodsham closed following pile-up

Police advise motorists to avoid the area for 'a long time'

Traffic will diverted from Hoole roundabout while it is closed for four days

Public complains that roadworks in Chester are not coordinated

Some of work is due to opening of new superrmarkets Waitrose and Asda

Emergency services at an RTC on M53 between Junction 3 and 4, Wirral. The M53 was closed at junction 3

Lorry driver arrested after man killed in M53 crash released on police bail

Two people remain seriously ill in hospital following nine-vehicle smash on Wirral

Emergency services at an RTC on M53 between Junction 3 and 4, Wirral. The M53 was closed at junction 3

Chester HGV driver arrested following fatal collision on M53

One man killed and four injured in crash near Woodchurch, Wirral

Nuns Road in Chester

Chester Inner Ring Road partially closed for two weeks from October 6

Nuns Road, Grosvenor Road and Grosvenor Roundabout among areas affected

Cheshire West and Chester Council is at present putting in place a new diversion route because the A54 near the Police Headquarters, Winsford has remained closed

Winsford water main burst leads to diversion to deal with A54 closure

Company hopes main road near Cheshire police HQ will reopen by the end of the week

Air Ambulance

Motorcyclist airlifted to hospital after collision in Waverton

Collision occurred on A41 Whitchurch Road

Traffic will diverted from Hoole roundabout while it is closed for four days

Faulty traffic lights bring Chester to a standstill

Resurfacing works are being carried out by Cheshire West and Chester Council

Outrage as 2000 homes bid in Little Sutton moves closer

Councillor's fury as hurdles cleared for house builder's application

Traffic: Months of roadworks start at the Posthouse Roundabout

Work starts on the £5.3M project on the A55 and lasts until March

Chester police were called to the scene of an overturned crane in Saughall

Saughall: Crane overturns and leaks hydraulic fluid on to A494

Traffic chaos caused near junction with Parkgate Road

Air Ambulance

Westminster Park: Four hospitalised following serious accident

North West Air Ambulance called to the scene of the accident at around 6pm

Chester: ITC Luxury Travel announces management buy-out

Canal Street travel firm to remain British-owned

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David Holmes
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Carmella de Lucia
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