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.

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Four injured in M56 crash

Accident involved four cars at J14 eastbound near Helsby yesterday

The fire service are at the scene working to rescue a person trapped in one of the vehicles

A550 Welsh Road closed following Woodbank collision

Firefighters working to release a person trapped in a car

A freight train has derailed near Ellesmere Port updated

Train services between Ellesmere Port and Hooton suspended

Line blocked due to a freight train derailment

A bridge on the M56 at the busy junction of the M56 and the M53 is to be resurfaced and waterproofed. Pic supplied by Highways England

Cheshire M56 delays as a result of bridge work

Four mile stretch of westbound carriageway will remain closed until 10am on Sunday

Two air ambulances have been sent to the scene of a three car collision in Tarvin

Tarvin roundabout multi-vehicle collision results in 11 casualties

Police do not believe there are any serious injuries following the crash involving three cars

Rush-hour accident hits Chester commuters

Cheshire Police say there were no significant injuries in the accident near the Countess of Chester Hospital

An accident is causing problems on the M56 and M53 at Chester updated

Chester M56 and M53 crash causes build-up of rush hour traffic

Severe congestion reported on the eastbound carriageway heading for Manchester

A bridge on the M56 at the busy junction of the M56 and the M53 is to be resurfaced and waterproofed. Pic supplied by Highways England

M56 Cheshire bridge to get weekend makeover

Four-mile stretch of the westbound M56, where it crosses the M53, will be closed


Disruption on M53 near Chester following vehicle fire

'Medium' level of disruption caused by incident at Little Stanney

M56 near Chester hit by accident involving eight vehicles

Severe congestion on the eastbound carriageway at Hapsford junction

Traffic misery returns to A483 Posthouse roundabout

Improvement works were completed at the busy junction two weeks ago

An inquest heard that lorry driver Anthony Bainbridge, right, had speed and cannabis in his blood and urine

M56 inquest into double motorway death reveals lorry driver had taken drugs

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Lorry driver, who ploughed LGV into car killing himself and other driver, had taken speed and cannabis, inquest told

M53 through Ellesmere Port to become smart motorway

Motorists to expect two years of delays on M53 as it is upgraded from 2018

A second major accident has taken place on the M56 at the Weaver Viaduct

M56 accident causing traffic delays for motorists

Motorists on their way home face traffic delays following an accident on the M56 this afternoon (Monday July 6).

A car and a motorbike were involved in a collision on Castle Street in Northwich

Collision on A559 in Northwich causes traffic disruption

Incident on Castle Street involved a motorcycle and a car

Chester Posthouse roundabout reopens after months of commuter misery

Drivers take to social media to welcome faster rush-hour journey after months of traffic jams

Traffic jams choas for motorists due to roadworks on the northbound A483, between Rossett and Chester's Posthouse roundabout.

Posthouse roundabout roadworks: 3,000 lost working hours due to weather

Freedom of Information request also reveals 175 complaints about roadworks to improve the A55/A483 junction

North West Ambulance Service is at the scene of the collision near Hapsford

Multi-vehicle collision on the M56 eastbound near Hapsford

Police and paramedics at the scene of the incident near junction 14

Firefighters at the scene of the multi-vehicle collision on the M6 near Sandbach Services

M6 northbound between junctions 16 and 17 re-opened following multi-vehicle crash

Two people involved in the collision near Sandbach Services have been taken to hospital

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