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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Traffic jams northbound on the A483 near Gresford due to roadworks at the Posthouse roundabout

A483 Posthouse roundabout works on track to meet completion deadline

But motorists complain of yet more traffic jam misery due to 'out of sync' traffic lights, which will remain until the May 10 finish date

Graham Evans MP supported the campaign to save the phone boxes

Election 2015: We ask Graham Evans

We put four questions to the Conservative candidate for Weaver Vale

Election 2015: We ask Mary Di Mauro

We put four questions to the Weaver Vale Lib Dem candidate

Election 2015: We ask Chris Copeman

We put four questions to the Weaver Vale Green Party candidate

We want answers, say Saughall residents affected by traveller convoy

Travellers stayed for four days before being moved off

Engineering firm Black and Veatch win Chester eco travel competition

Company took up Travel Smarter Challenge, organised by the charity Sustrans and Cheshire West and Chester Council

Community's anger as traveller camp remains on Saughall cycleway

Residents say authorities are doing 'nothing' about it

A convoy of Travellers have set up camp on a cycleway on the Chester border.

Travellers set up camp on Saughall cycle path

A number of parked caravans have sparked outcry

The family of Martyn Platts, who died after his motorbike collided with a wagon yesterday, said he had a heart of gold

Lorry that killed Chester motorcyclist on Runcorn road was speeding

On-board recorder said HGV was travelling at 38mph in 30 zone as coroner concludes death of Martyn Platts, 55, was accidental

An HGV has hit a bridge on the M56

HGV hits M56 bridge near Hapsford Services

Collision on eastbound carriageway between junctions 14 and 12


Chester motorists could feel effects of M53 closure

Motorway closed in both directions between April 17 and April 20

The A470 at Betws y Coed. The road has been closed following a serious crash

Biker killed in Bank Holiday A470 crash ran Chester yarn shop

Father-of-two Stephen Probert, who ran Stash Fine Yarns in Chester, died when the motorbike he was riding crashed into a BMW on Sunday

Cheshire Police target bikers in new operation aimed at reducing fatal collisions

Operation Caesar is aimed at reducing motorcycle-related collisions

Call for better warning signs at notorious Broughton bridge

Latest accident forced a two-hour road closure

Two accidents are causing problems on the M56 between Runcorn and Chester

Two accidents causing traffic congestion on M56 between Runcorn and Chester

Multi-vehicle accident west-bound and second crash on east-bound carriageway

Nostalgia: Chester's Swinging Sixties Entertainment

Where the places to go in the 1960s were

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

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David Holmes
Chief News Reporter
David Norbury
Carmella de Lucia
Rachel Flint
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