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.

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

M6 near Sandbach Services

Two drivers trapped following crash involving three lorries on M6 northbound

Carriageway between junctions 16 and 17 has been closed while emergency services deal with the incident

Near junction 12 of the M56 updated

Collision on M56 westbound causes severe traffic disruption

Incident occurred near junction 12 shortly before 9am

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

Posthouse Roundabout works WILL finish this weekend, say highway chiefs

£6 million scheme is due to finish on Sunday, June 28


Lorry driver taken to hospital for assessment following multi-vehicle collision in Chester

Motorists were earlier asked to avoid the Boughton-Vicars Cross area after the A51 was closed

The scene of the multi-vehicle RTC on the A51 at the junction with Aldi in Boughton, Chester

A51 Tarvin Road Chester reopens following severe accident

Multi-vehicle smash caused rush-hour disruption in Boughton

Construction crews at work on the A55/A483 Posthouse roundabout improvement

Motorists warned of further Posthouse Roundabout disruption

But highways bosses insist £6m scheme will be finished by June 28 deadline

Jackknifed lorry, carrying a load of bottles, on the M56 eastbound near Hapsford, tweeted by @M6_Patrol

M56 eastbound now mostly reopened after lorry jackknifed

Vehicle shed its load of bottles, completely blocking the carriageway

A lorry has jackknifed between junctions 14 and 14 of the M56 eastbound

M56 eastbound could be closed for up to four hours after lorry jackknifed

Driver suffers minor hand injury in incident between junctions 14 and 12

Four mile tailbacks at Posthouse Roundabout

Highways England say there are no reported issues on the A483

A lorry has jackknifed between junctions 14 and 14 of the M56 eastbound

WATCH: Jackknifed lorry blocks M56 eastbound near Hapsford

Incident between junctions 14 and 12 causing severe traffic disruption

Accident on M56 at Runcorn causes rush hour congestion

Three-vehicle collision reported leading to slow moving traffic

Woman taken to hospital following collision on A49 in Tarporley

Pedestrian in serious condition following collision with HGV in Tarporley

Woman taken to hospital after incident on the A49 in the early hours of Thursday morning

Pic Colin Lane
Flocks of starlings gather and roost at dusk on the Runcorn & Widnes bridge as the day draws to a close

Runcorn Bridge closed in both directions over concern for man's safety

Drivers are being advised to find alternative routes

Acton Swing Bridge

Roadworks on Acton Swing Bridge to allow for repairs

Bridge will be reduced to one lane between June 15 and 19

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