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M56 Roadworks
M56 (W)

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J5 Access From Manchester Airport

M56 (W)

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J12 & J14 Frodsham

M56 (W)

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J12 & J14 Frodsham

M56 (W)

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J12 & J14 Frodsham

M56 (W)

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J6 Access Altrincham

M56 (W)

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J6 & J7 Altrincham

M56 (W)

Roadworks
J12 & J14 Frodsham

Nearby Incidents
M61 (N)

Broken Down Vehicle
Near Worsley Braided Interchange

M60

Traffic Congestion
Anti Clockwise J17 & J16

M60 (N)

Traffic Congestion
Clockwise J17 & J18

Nearby Roadworks
M6 (S)

Roadworks
J18 Exit Sandbach

M62 (E)

Roadworks
J7 & J8 Saint Helens

M6 (N)

Roadworks
Near Croft Interchange

M6 (S)

Roadworks
Near Croft Interchange

M60 (W)

Roadworks
Clockwise J6 & J8 Sale

A5036 (S)

Roadworks
A5038 & A5090 Bootle

M60 (W)

Roadworks
Anti Clockwise J12 & J11

A5036

Roadworks
Near Switch Island Junction Aintree

M60 (E)

Roadworks
Clockwise J13 & J15

M60 (E)

Roadworks
Clockwise J15 & J16

M6 (S)

Roadworks
Near Orrell Interchange Wigan

M6 (S)

Roadworks
Near Orrell Interchange Wigan

M60 (E)

Roadworks
Anti Clockwise J17 & J16

M6 (N)

Roadworks
Near Orrell Interchange Wigan

M6 (N)

Roadworks
Near Orrell Interchange Wigan

M58 (E)

Roadworks
J4 & J5 Skelmersdale

M60 (E)

Roadworks
Anti Clockwise J18 & J17

M6 (N)

Roadworks
J18 Access Sandbach

M6 (N)

Roadworks
J18 Access Sandbach

M6 (N)

Roadworks
J18 & J19 Northwich

Nearby Incidents
M53 (S)

Bridge/Barrier Repairs
At Junction 7 With The B5132

Nearby Roadworks
M6 (N)

Roadworks
At The Knutsford Services Slip Road J18 & J19

M6 (S)

Roadworks
At The Knutsford Services Slip Road J19 & J18

M6 (N)

Roadworks
At The Knutsford Services Slip Road J18 & J19

M6 (S)

Roadworks
At The Knutsford Services Slip Road J19 & J18

M6 (S)

Roadworks
J19 & J18 Northwich

M6 (S)

Roadworks
J19 Access Northwich

Nearby Incidents
M6 (S)

Resurfacing
J20 Exit Warrington

Nearby Roadworks
M62 (W)

Roadworks
J7 Access Saint Helens

M62 (W)

Roadworks
J7 Access Saint Helens

M62 (W)

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J8 & J7 Saint Helens

M62 (W)

Roadworks
J8 & J7 Saint Helens

M62 (W)

Roadworks
J8 & J7 Saint Helens

A5103 (E)

Roadworks
Link Road From M60 J5 Anti Clockwise To South

Nearby Incidents
M60

Bridge/Barrier Repairs
Link Road From M62 J12 To J12 Anti Clockwise

M60

Bridge/Barrier Repairs
Link Road From M62 J12 To J12 Clockwise

Nearby Roadworks
M60 (E)

Roadworks
Near Worsley Braided Interchange

M60 (E)

Roadworks
Near Worsley Braided Interchange

M61 (S)

Roadworks
Near Worsley Braided Interchange

M58 (E)

Roadworks
J5 & M6 Skelmersdale

M58 (E)

Roadworks
Near Digmoor Interchange

M58 (E)

Roadworks
Near Digmoor Interchange Skelmersdale

M58 (E)

Roadworks
Near Digmoor Interchange

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  • 29 August 2014 21:40

    No Delay - M56 westbound between J3A and J3 | Westbound | Bridge or Barrier Repairs (0.35m S of Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester)


    On the M56 westbound between junctions J3A and J3, minor delays can be expected at peak times due to barrier repairs closing one lane, from 9 pm on 29 August 2014 to 5 am on 30 August 2014.

    First report: 29 August 2014 21:40
    Incident cleared: 30 August 2014 09:10
    Map location: 53.3951,-2.2692

  • 02 September 2014 08:40

    Minor Disruption - up to 15 minutes delay - M56 eastbound between J9 and J7 | Eastbound | Congestion (3.95m SW of Altrincham, Cheshire)


    On the M56 eastbound between junctions J9 and J7, there were delays of 10 mins due to heavy traffic . Normal traffic conditions expected from 9:15 am.

    First report: 02 September 2014 08:40
    Incident cleared: 02 September 2014 09:10
    Map location: 53.3627,-2.4395

  • 30 August 2014 04:20

    Minor Disruption - up to 15 minutes delay - M56 eastbound between J5 and J4 | Eastbound | Congestion (1.49m SW of Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester)


    On the M56 eastbound between junctions J5 and J4, there were delays of 10 mins caused by congestion due to an earlier incident. Normal traffic conditions expected from 4:45 am.

    First report: 30 August 2014 04:20
    Incident cleared: 30 August 2014 04:20
    Map location: 53.3799,-2.2799

  • 30 August 2014 03:50

    Minor Disruption - up to 15 minutes delay - M56 westbound between J4 and J5 | Westbound | Other Unplanned (1.43m SW of Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester)


    On the M56 westbound between junctions J2 and J5, there were delays of 10 mins caused by congestion due to an incident closing four lanes between junctions J4 and J5. Normal traffic conditions expected from 4:30 am.

    First report: 30 August 2014 03:50
    Incident cleared: 30 August 2014 03:50
    Map location: 53.3806,-2.2788

  • 30 August 2014 03:50

    Minor Disruption - up to 15 minutes delay - M56 westbound between J3 and J4 | Westbound | Congestion (0.82m SW of Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester)


    On the M56 westbound between junctions J2 and J5, there were delays of 10 mins caused by congestion due to an earlier incident. Normal traffic conditions expected from 4:45 am.

    First report: 30 August 2014 03:50
    Incident cleared: 30 August 2014 04:20
    Map location: 53.3889,-2.2739

  • 30 August 2014 03:50

    Minor Disruption - up to 15 minutes delay - M56 eastbound between J5 and J4 | Eastbound | Other Unplanned (1.49m SW of Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester)


    On the M56 eastbound between junctions J5 and J4, there were delays of 10 mins due to an incident closing four lanes. Normal traffic conditions expected from 4:30 am.

    First report: 30 August 2014 03:50
    Incident cleared: 30 August 2014 04:10
    Map location: 53.3799,-2.2799

  • 01 September 2014 18:10

    Minor Disruption - up to 15 minutes delay - M56 westbound between J8 and J9 | Westbound | Accident (4.11m SW of Altrincham, Cheshire)


    On the M56 westbound between junctions J7 and J9, there were delays of 10 mins due to an accident closing one lane. Normal traffic conditions expected from 8:00 pm.

    First report: 01 September 2014 18:10
    Incident cleared: 01 September 2014 19:40
    Map location: 53.3625,-2.4434

  • 01 September 2014 19:50

    Minor Disruption - up to 15 minutes delay - M56 westbound between J8 and J9 | Westbound | Congestion (4.11m SW of Altrincham, Cheshire)


    On the M56 westbound between junctions J7 and J9, there were delays of 10 mins caused by congestion due to an earlier accident. Normal traffic conditions expected from 8:00 pm.

    First report: 01 September 2014 19:50
    Incident cleared: 01 September 2014 19:50
    Map location: 53.3625,-2.4434

  • 31 August 2014 02:10

    No Delay - M56 J7 westbound exit | Westbound | Overturned Vehicle (1.94m SW of Altrincham, Cheshire)


    On the M56 westbound exit slip at junction J7 , minor delays due to vehicle recovery closing one lane. Normal traffic conditions expected from 4:30 am.

    First report: 31 August 2014 02:10
    Incident cleared: 31 August 2014 04:10
    Map location: 53.36,-2.3764

  • 29 August 2014 21:20

    Roadworks - M56 J7 eastbound exit | Eastbound | Roadworks (1.88m W of Altrincham, Cheshire)


    On the M56 eastbound exit slip at junction J7 , minor delays can be expected at peak times due to roadworks closing one lane, from 9 pm on 29 August 2014 to 5 am on 30 August 2014.

    First report: 29 August 2014 21:20
    Incident cleared: 30 August 2014 09:10
    Map location: 53.3627,-2.3797

  • 01 September 2014 23:20

    Roadworks - link road from M53 southbound J11 to M56 eastbound J15 | Unknown | Roadworks (2.5m SE of Ellesmere Port, Cheshire)


    The M56 entry slip at junction J15 will be closed , due to roadworks, from 10:47 pm on 1 September 2014 to 5 am on 2 September 2014.

    First report: 01 September 2014 23:20
    Incident cleared: 02 September 2014 09:10
    Map location: 53.2513,-2.8721

  • 29 August 2014 21:40

    Roadworks - M56 eastbound between J14 and J12 | Eastbound | Roadworks (1.07m SW of Frodsham, Cheshire)


    On the M56 eastbound between junctions J14 and J12, minor delays can be expected at peak times due to roadworks closing one lane, from 9 pm on 29 August 2014 to 5 am on 30 August 2014.

    First report: 29 August 2014 21:40
    Incident cleared: 30 August 2014 09:10
    Map location: 53.2885,-2.7508

Motorway/Road Information

Motorway
M56
Description
Linking Manchester (Gatley) to the A5117 between Ellesmere Port and Chester.
Counties
Greater Manchester, Cheshire
Length
1971 present 
Existed Since
Constructed 19711981 
Completed
Major junctions 

Traffic Bulletins on Radio

The following radio stations may broadcast traffic and travel news & bulletins for the local M56 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.

100.4 FMClassic FM (Ridge Hill)
100.4 FMSmooth FM (Chorley)
101.1 FMClassic FM (Holme Moss)
101.8 FMCross Rhythms City Radio (Stoke-on-Trent)
102.0 FMGalaxy 102 (Manchester)
102.4 FM102.4 Wish FM (Wigan)
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 M56

M56 Primary Destinations

The following 'primary destinations' are towns and cities that appear on road signs on the M56, and are typically important or major conurbations along the route.

Reported accidents on the M56 in 2013

Motorway Picture

This graph provides road safety data of road accidents in Great Britain on the M56, and include statistics from personal injury accidents that occurred on public roads which were subsequently reported and recorded by the local police authority.

Data has been extracted to show the total number of slight, serious and fatal accidents on the M56 in 2013.

Licensed under the Open Government Licence. Source: Road Safety Data.

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