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.


A55 Vicars Cross slip road hit by broken down HGV

Carriageway now fully reopen for motorists coming into Chester

A483 two-vehicle shunt causes traffic disruption

A483 has been experiencing heavy traffic after an accident
Delays following incident near the Posthouse Roundabout

Flooding closes A559 in Hartford

The A559 Chester Road in Hartford
Road closed between Bradburns Lane and Greenbank Lane due to burst water main

A483 reopened after van overturned

North West Ambulance Service
Male driver taken to hospital following incident near Eccleston

Lache Lane reopened after crash

Road shut for more than four hours after multi-vehicle collision at 8.26am on Wednesday (October 7)

M56 junction closure at Runcorn planned as part of Mersey Gateway Project

Motorists face five weeks of disruption as eastbound exit slip is closed

M56 crash at Runcorn: Drivers blocked ambulance from getting through on hard shoulder

Dashcam picture of the M56 crash at Junction 12
Lorraine Jones tells of her dismay at seeing emergency services hampered by impatient motorists

M56 reopened in both directions after accident

View of Junction 12 of the M56 westbound shortly after the crash updated
Camper van on its side on the slip road at junction 12 westbound at 3.12pm on Monday
A bridge on the M56 at the busy junction of the M56 and the M53 is to be resurfaced and waterproofed

Ellesmere Port M53 bridge closures announced for next two weekends

Highways England to carry out essential repairs on a stretch of the motorway as diversions put in place

Ellesmere Port M53 crash: Motorway fully reopened

Motorway was closed in both directions between junctions 9 and 10 to allow air ambulance to land following crash

Ellesmere Port M53 crash: Motorway closed in both directions

M53 updated
Two people injured in a collision southbound between junctions 9 and 10

Chester vision for 100 canalside apartments

Developer behind new business quarter unveils residential plan

Another 80-bed student complex planned for Chester city centre

Developers want to build an accommodation block off Hunter Street

Disruption for Chester rail passengers following signal failure

Chester Railway Station
Merseyrail, Arriva Trains Wales and Virgin services were affected

Chester and Ellesmere Port train lines affected by Merseyrail disruption

Due to vehicle hitting a bridge

Train services between Ellesmere Port and Hooton suspended

A freight train has derailed near Ellesmere Port updated
Line blocked due to a freight train derailment

Three Queens Liverpool 2015 - How to catch a glimpse of Cunard’s Three Queens plus travel advice

Where to park, Merseyrail advice and all you need to know about how to see Cunard's Three Queens

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