Traffic A56

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Nearby Roadworks
A56 (S)

Roadworks 5.2m E of
Bacup

A681

A56 (S)

Roadworks 5.2m E of
Bacup

Access From A681

Nearby Incidents
M62 (W)

Bridge/Barrier Repairs 1.3m NW of
Irlam

J12 & J11

M67 (E)

Bridge/Barrier Repairs 2.9m NE of
Ashton-under-Lyne

J1A & J2

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

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

M67 (W)

Roadworks 2.9m NE of
Ashton-under-Lyne

J2 & J1A

M60 (N)

Roadworks 3.1m NW of
Ashton-under-Lyne

Near Denton Island Roundabout

M60 (W)

Roadworks 1.8m SE of
Eccles

Anti Clockwise J12 & J11

M60 (E)

Roadworks 2.4m NE of
Eccles

Clockwise J13 & J15

M60 (E)

Roadworks 2.9m S of
Eccles

Clockwise J15 & J16

M6 (S)

Roadworks 3.3m NW of
Wigan

Near Orrell Interchange

M6 (S)

Roadworks 3.2m NW of
Wigan

Near Orrell Interchange

M60 (E)

Roadworks 3.5m W of
Eccles

Anti Clockwise J17 & J16

M6 (N)

Roadworks 3.5m NW of
Wigan

Near Orrell Interchange

M6 (N)

Roadworks 3.5m NW of
Wigan

Near Orrell Interchange

A663 (S)

Roadworks 1.4m W of
Oldham

A669 & B6189

M60 (E)

Roadworks 3.9m N of
Manchester

Anti Clockwise J18 & J17

M62 (E)

Roadworks 3.6m W of
Bury

J18 & J19

A627(M) (N)

Roadworks 1.5m W of
Royton

A663/A627 & A664 Royton

M66 (N)

Roadworks 2.8m NE of
Bury

M60/M62 & J3

M62 (W)

Roadworks 0.8m S of
Heywood

J19 & J18

M62 (E)

Roadworks 0.8m S of
Heywood

J18 & J19

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 1.6m NW of
Samlesbury

J31 & J31A

Nearby Incidents
M60

Bridge/Barrier Repairs 1.7m SE of
Eccles

Link Road From M62 J12 To J12 Anti Clockwise

M60

Bridge/Barrier Repairs 1.9m SE of
Eccles

Link Road From M62 J12 To J12 Clockwise

Nearby Roadworks
M60 (E)

Roadworks 2.8m NE of
Eccles

Near Worsley Braided Interchange

M60 (E)

Roadworks 2.8m NE of
Eccles

Near Worsley Braided Interchange

M61 (S)

Roadworks 3m NE of
Eccles

Near Worsley Braided Interchange

M62 (E)

Roadworks 1.8m W of
Rochdale

J20 & J21

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

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  • 18 August 2014 21:32

    Roadworks - A56 southbound between A680 and A6177 | Southbound | Roadworks (3.86m N of Accrington, Lancashire)


    On the A56 southbound between the junctions with the A680 and the A681, minor delays can be expected at peak times due to roadworks closing one lane, between 9 pm and 5 am, from 18 August 2014 to 30 August 2014.

    First report: 18 August 2014 21:32
    Incident cleared: 30 August 2014 09:10
    Map location: 53.7124,-2.3278

  • 18 August 2014 21:32

    Roadworks - A56 northbound between A681 and A6177 | Northbound | Roadworks (5.04m E of Accrington, Lancashire)


    On the A56 northbound between the junctions with the A681 Haslingden North and the A680 Haslingden North , minor delays can be expected at peak times due to roadworks closing one lane, between 9 pm and 5 am, from 18 August 2014 to 30 August 2014.

    First report: 18 August 2014 21:32
    Incident cleared: 30 August 2014 09:10
    Map location: 53.6954,-2.3242

  • 02 September 2014 02:50

    Roadworks - A56 southbound between A680 and A6177 | Southbound | Roadworks (3.86m N of Accrington, Lancashire)


    On the A56 southbound between the junctions with the A680 and the A6177, minor delays due to roadworks . Expect disruption until 5:00 am.

    First report: 02 September 2014 02:50
    Incident cleared: 02 September 2014 05:20
    Map location: 53.7124,-2.3278

  • 02 September 2014 02:50

    Roadworks - A56 southbound between A6177 and A681 | Southbound | Roadworks (4.98m E of Accrington, Lancashire)


    On the A56 southbound between the junctions with the A680 and the A681, minor delays due to roadworks . Expect disruption until 5:00 am.

    First report: 02 September 2014 02:50
    Incident cleared: 02 September 2014 05:20
    Map location: 53.696,-2.3254

  • 29 August 2014 15:10

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


    The A56 northbound will be closed between the junctions with the A679 and the M65, due to roadworks, from 9 pm on 29 August 2014 to 5 am on 30 August 2014.

    First report: 29 August 2014 15:10
    Incident cleared: 30 August 2014 09:10
    Map location: 53.778,-2.3289

  • 02 September 2014 02:50

    Roadworks - A56 northbound between A6177 and A680 | Northbound | Roadworks (4.05m N of Accrington, Lancashire)


    On the A56 northbound between the junctions with the A6177 and the A680 Haslingden North , minor delays due to roadworks . Expect disruption until 5:00 am.

    First report: 02 September 2014 02:50
    Incident cleared: 02 September 2014 05:20
    Map location: 53.7094,-2.3294

  • 02 September 2014 02:50

    Roadworks - A56 northbound between A681 and A6177 | Northbound | Roadworks (5.04m E of Accrington, Lancashire)


    On the A56 northbound between the junctions with the A681 Haslingden North and the A680, minor delays due to roadworks . Expect disruption until 5:00 am.

    First report: 02 September 2014 02:50
    Incident cleared: 02 September 2014 05:20
    Map location: 53.6954,-2.3242

  • 30 August 2014 09:30

    Roadworks - A56 southbound exit for M66/A680/A676 | Southbound | Roadworks (4.52m W of Bury, Lancashire)


    On the A56 southbound exit slip to the A676 , minor delays can be expected at peak times due to roadworks closing one lane, from 9 am on 30 August 2014 to 3:30 pm on 30 August 2014.

    First report: 30 August 2014 09:30
    Incident cleared: 31 August 2014 03:10
    Map location: 53.6651,-2.3105

  • 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

  • 30 August 2014 15:20

    Broken Down Vehicle - M60 anti-clockwise between J12 and J11 | Anti-clockwise | Broken Down Vehicle (1.75m SE of Eccles, Lancashire)


    On the M60 anti-clockwise between junctions J12 and J11, minor delays due to a broken down vehicle closing one lane. Normal traffic conditions expected from 4:00 pm.

    First report: 30 August 2014 15:20
    Incident cleared: 30 August 2014 15:40
    Map location: 53.4811,-2.3757

  • 31 August 2014 12:00

    Broken Down Vehicle - M65 J2 westbound exit | Westbound | Broken Down Vehicle (3.38m NE of Samlesbury, Lancashire)


    On the M65 westbound exit slip at junction J2 , minor delays due to a broken down vehicle closing one lane. Normal traffic conditions expected from 12:45 pm.

    First report: 31 August 2014 12:00
    Incident cleared: 31 August 2014 12:50
    Map location: 53.718,-2.6259

  • 31 August 2014 22:50

    Broken Down Vehicle - M6 J31 southbound exit | Southbound | Broken Down Vehicle (0.78m W of Samlesbury, Lancashire)


    On the M6 motorway southbound exit slip at junction J31 , minor delays due to a broken down vehicle closing one lane. Normal traffic conditions expected from 11:30 pm.

    First report: 31 August 2014 22:50
    Incident cleared: 31 August 2014 23:00
    Map location: 53.7676,-2.6358

Motorway/Road Information

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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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