Traffic A56

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Nearby Roadworks
A56 (S)

Roadworks 3.9m N of
Accrington

A680 & A6177

A56 (N)

Roadworks 5m E of
Accrington

A681 & A6177

A56 (N)

Roadworks 1.2m NE of
Accrington

A679 & M65

A56 (S)

Roadworks 5.2m E of
Bacup

Access From A681

Nearby Incidents
M62 (W)

Bridge/Barrier Repairs 3.6m W of
Bury

J19 & J18

M62 (E)

Bridge/Barrier Repairs 3.6m W of
Bury

J18 & J19

M62 (W)

Congestion 2.7m NE of
Rochdale

J20 & J19

Nearby Roadworks
M60 (W)

Roadworks 1.5m SE of
Sale

Clockwise J6 & J8

M60 (E)

Roadworks 3.4m W of
Ashton-under-Lyne

Near Denton Island Roundabout

M67 (W)

Roadworks 0.7m NW of
Denton

Near Denton Island Roundabout

M67 (E)

Roadworks 3.2m NW of
Ashton-under-Lyne

Near Denton Island Roundabout

M60 (N)

Roadworks 0.7m NE of
Trafford Park

J9 Clockwise Exit

M67 (W)

Roadworks 3m N of
Ashton-under-Lyne

J1A Access

M67 (E)

Roadworks 3.3m NW of
Ashton-under-Lyne

Near Denton Island Roundabout

M60 (E)

Roadworks 0.9m NW of
Denton

Near Denton Island Roundabout

M60 (N)

Roadworks 1m NW of
Denton

Near Denton Island Roundabout

M60 (N)

Roadworks 3.1m NW of
Ashton-under-Lyne

Near Denton Island Roundabout

M60 (N)

Roadworks 2.6m SE of
Ashton-under-Lyne

Anti Clockwise J24 & J23

M60 (N)

Roadworks 2.6m SE of
Ashton-under-Lyne

Clockwise J23 & J24

M60 (W)

Roadworks 1.8m SE of
Eccles

Anti Clockwise J12 & J11

M60 (E)

Roadworks 2.4m NE of
Eccles

Clockwise J13 & J15

M6 (S)

Roadworks 3.3m NW of
Wigan

Near Orrell Interchange

M6 (S)

Roadworks 3.2m NW of
Wigan

Near Orrell Interchange

M6 (N)

Roadworks 3.5m NW of
Wigan

Near Orrell Interchange

M6 (N)

Roadworks 3.5m NW of
Wigan

Near Orrell Interchange

M61 (N)

Roadworks 3.2m SW of
Bolton

J2 & J4

M61 (S)

Roadworks 3m SW of
Bolton

J4 & J3

A663 (S)

Roadworks 1.4m W of
Oldham

A669 & B6189

M61 (N)

Roadworks 2.8m W of
Bolton

J4 Exit

M60 (E)

Roadworks 3.9m N of
Manchester

Anti Clockwise J18 & J17

M61 (S)

Roadworks 2.7m W of
Bolton

J4 Access

M61 (N)

Roadworks 2.7m N of
Bolton

J4 Access

M61 (S)

Roadworks 2.7m N of
Bolton

J4 Exit

M62 (E)

Roadworks 3.6m W of
Bury

J18 & J19

A627(M) (N)

Roadworks 1.5m W of
Royton

A663/A627 & A664 Royton

M61 (N)

Roadworks 2.8m N of
Horwich

J5 & J6

M61 (S)

Roadworks 2.8m N of
Horwich

J6 & J5

M66 (N)

Roadworks 2.8m NE of
Bury

M60/M62 & J3

M66 (S)

Roadworks 2.5m NE of
Bury

J3 & M60/M62

M62 (W)

Roadworks 0.8m S of
Heywood

J19 & J18

M62 (E)

Roadworks 0.8m S of
Heywood

J18 & J19

M61 (N)

Roadworks 2m NW of
Horwich

J6 Exit

M61 (N)

Roadworks 1.7m S of
Horwich

J6 Access

M61 (S)

Roadworks 1.6m S of
Horwich

J6 Exit

A627(M) (S)

Roadworks 2m NW of
Royton

M62 & A664 Royton

M62 (W)

Roadworks 2.7m NE of
Rochdale

J20 & J19

M66 (N)

Roadworks 3.2m E of
Bury

J1 & A56/A680/A676

M66 (S)

Roadworks 3.3m E of
Bury

A56/A680/A676 & J1

M6 (N)

Roadworks 0.8m W of
Samlesbury

Near Ribble Valley Interchange

M6 (N)

Roadworks 1.6m NW of
Samlesbury

J31 & J31A

M6 (N)

Roadworks 1.6m NW of
Samlesbury

J31 & J31A

M6 (S)

Roadworks 2.9m W of
Preston

Near Broughton Interchange

M60 (E)

Roadworks 2.8m NE of
Eccles

Near Worsley Braided Interchange

M60 (S)

Roadworks 3.8m NE of
Manchester

Near Simister Interchange / Island

M62 (E)

Roadworks 3.8m NE of
Bury

Near Simister Interchange / Island

M62 (W)

Roadworks 3.8m NE of
Bury

Near Simister Interchange / Island

M60 (S)

Roadworks 3.8m NE of
Bury

Simister Interchange / Island

M62 (S)

Roadworks 3.8m NE of
Bury

Simister Interchange / Island

Nearby Incidents
M62 (E)

Resurfacing 3.6m W of
Bury

J18 & J19

Nearby Roadworks
M6 (N)

Roadworks 4m W of
Wigan

J26 & J27

M62 (E)

Roadworks 3.5m SW of
Bury

At The Birch Services Slip Road J18 & J19

M62 (E)

Roadworks 1.8m W of
Rochdale

J20 & J21

M62 (E)

Roadworks 1.8m W of
Rochdale

J20 & J21

M62 (W)

Roadworks 1.8m W of
Rochdale

J21 & J20

M62 (W)

Roadworks 1.8m W of
Rochdale

J21 & J20

M6 (N)

Roadworks 4.4m SW of
Preston

J28 & J29

M6 (N)

Roadworks 4.2m SE of
Samlesbury

J29 Exit

M6 (N)

Roadworks 2.5m SW of
Preston

J31A & J32

M55 (E)

Roadworks 2.4m E of
Preston

J1 Access

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  • 28 August 2014 10:00

    Moderate Disruption - between 15 minutes and 3 hours delay - A56 southbound between A680 and A6177 | Southbound | Congestion (3.86m N of Accrington, Lancashire)


    On the A56 southbound between the junctions with the A680 and the A682, there were delays of 20 mins caused by congestion due to an earlier broken down vehicle. Normal traffic conditions expected from 11:45 am.

    First report: 28 August 2014 10:00
    Incident cleared: 28 August 2014 11:00
    Map location: 53.7124,-2.3278

  • 28 August 2014 09:40

    Minor Disruption - up to 15 minutes delay - A56 southbound between A680 and A6177 | Southbound | Congestion (3.86m N of Accrington, Lancashire)


    On the A56 southbound between the junctions with the A680 and the A682, there were delays of 30 mins caused by congestion due to a broken down vehicle closing one lane between the junctions with the A681 and the M66. Normal traffic conditions expected from 11:00 am.

    First report: 28 August 2014 09:40
    Incident cleared: 28 August 2014 10:00
    Map location: 53.7124,-2.3278

  • 20 August 2014 02:11

    Resurfacing - A56 at the junction with the M65 | Unknown | Resurfacing (1.37m NE of Accrington, )


    The junction of the A56 and the M65 J8 will be closed , due to carriageway resurfacing, between 10 pm and 5 am, from 26 August 2014 to 29 August 2014.

    First report: 20 August 2014 02:11
    Incident cleared: 29 August 2014 09:00
    Map location: 53.7822,-2.3289

  • 20 August 2014 02:11

    Resurfacing - A56 northbound between A679 and M65 | Northbound | Resurfacing (1.16m NE of Accrington, Lancashire)


    The A56 northbound will be closed between the junctions with the A679 and the M65, due to carriageway resurfacing, between 8:50 pm and 5 am, from 26 August 2014 to 29 August 2014.

    First report: 20 August 2014 02:11
    Incident cleared: 29 August 2014 09:00
    Map location: 53.778,-2.3289

  • 27 August 2014 21:50

    Accident - M60 J21 anti-clockwise exit | Anti-clockwise | Accident (2.4m W of Oldham, Greater Manchester)


    The M60 anti-clockwise exit slip at junction J21 is closed , due to an accident. Road expected to re-open from 12:15 am on 28 August 2014.

    First report: 27 August 2014 21:50
    Incident cleared: 28 August 2014 00:00
    Map location: 53.5226,-2.1528

  • 27 August 2014 04:00

    Vehicle on Fire - M60 clockwise between J15 and J16 | Clockwise | Vehicle on Fire (2.93m S of Eccles, Lancashire)


    On the M60 clockwise between junctions J15 and J16, minor delays due to a vehicle on fire closing one lane. Normal traffic conditions expected from 5:30 am.

    First report: 27 August 2014 04:00
    Incident cleared: 27 August 2014 05:20
    Map location: 53.5254,-2.3419

  • 30 August 2014 03:10

    Vehicle on Fire - M62 eastbound between J20 and J21 | Eastbound | Vehicle on Fire (1.76m W of Rochdale, Lancashire)


    On the M62 motorway eastbound between junctions J20 and J21, minor delays due to a vehicle on fire closing one lane. Normal traffic conditions expected from 4:00 am.

    First report: 30 August 2014 03:10
    Incident cleared: 30 August 2014 03:30
    Map location: 53.5934,-2.1331

  • 27 August 2014 11:50

    Broken Down Vehicle - M60 J9 clockwise exit | Clockwise | Broken Down Vehicle (0.71m NE of Trafford Park, Lancashire)


    On the M60 clockwise exit slip at junction J9 , there were delays of 15 mins due to a broken down vehicle closing one lane. Normal traffic conditions expected from 2:15 pm.

    First report: 27 August 2014 11:50
    Incident cleared: 27 August 2014 14:00
    Map location: 53.457,-2.3391

  • 28 August 2014 18:10

    Broken Down Vehicle - M60 at junction 10 with the B5214 | Clockwise | Broken Down Vehicle (1m W of Trafford Park, )


    On the M60 clockwise at junction J10, minor delays due to a broken down vehicle closing one lane. Normal traffic conditions expected from 7:00 pm.

    First report: 28 August 2014 18:10
    Incident cleared: 28 August 2014 18:50
    Map location: 53.4644,-2.3573

  • 29 August 2014 13:10

    Broken Down Vehicle - M602 J2 westbound exit | Westbound | Broken Down Vehicle (0.25m NE of Eccles, Lancashire)


    On the M602 westbound exit slip at junction J2 , minor delays due to a broken down vehicle closing one lane. Normal traffic conditions expected from 3:00 pm.

    First report: 29 August 2014 13:10
    Incident cleared: 29 August 2014 14:50
    Map location: 53.4858,-2.3287

  • 27 August 2014 12:40

    Broken Down Vehicle - M60 J13 anti-clockwise exit | Anti-clockwise | Broken Down Vehicle (2.38m N of Eccles, Lancashire)


    On the M60 anti-clockwise exit slip at junction J13 , minor delays due to a broken down vehicle closing one lane. Normal traffic conditions expected from 1:30 pm.

    First report: 27 August 2014 12:40
    Incident cleared: 27 August 2014 13:10
    Map location: 53.5018,-2.3822

  • 27 August 2014 15:20

    Broken Down Vehicle - M60 J22 anti-clockwise exit | Anti-clockwise | Broken Down Vehicle (2.04m W of Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester)


    On the M60 anti-clockwise exit slip at junction J22 , minor delays due to a broken down vehicle closing one lane. Normal traffic conditions expected from 5:00 pm.

    First report: 27 August 2014 15:20
    Incident cleared: 27 August 2014 16:40
    Map location: 53.5176,-2.14

Motorway/Road Information

Road
A56 Traffic
Origin
Billing
Destination
Kingsthorpe
Notes
Kingsthorpe 

Traffic Bulletins on Radio

The following radio stations may broadcast traffic and travel news & bulletins for the local A56 area. Use the 'Traffic' function on your RDS radio (marked TA, TP, TI or Traffic) and you will be automatically switched to travel and traffic conditions.

100.3 FMReal Radio Scotland (Black Hill)
100.4 FMClassic FM (Ridge Hill)
100.4 FMSmooth FM (Chorley)
101.1 FMClassic FM (Holme Moss)
101.7 FMClassic FM (Black Hill)
101.8 FMBranch FM (Dewsbury)
97.7-99.8BBC Radio 1
88.1-90.3BBC Radio 2
90.2-92.6BBC Radio 3
92.5-94.7BBC Radio Scotland
92.4-96.8BBC Radio Cymru

Primary Destinations on the A56

A56 Primary Destinations

The following 'primary destinations' are towns and cities that appear on road signs on the A56, and are typically important or major conurbations along the route.

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