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M56 Traffic News
M56 (E)

Congestion 1m E of
Daresbury

J11 & J10

M56 Roadworks
M56 (W)

Roadworks 2.1m N of
Wythenshawe

J5 Access From Manchester Airport

M56 (W)

Roadworks 1m E of
Daresbury

J10 & J11

M56 (W)

Roadworks 0.5m SW of
Daresbury

J11 Exit

M56 (E)

Roadworks 1m E of
Daresbury

J11 & J10

M56 (E)

Roadworks 2.3m E of
Ellesmere Port

A494 & J15

M56 (W)

Roadworks 1.9m E of
Altrincham

J6 & J7

M56 (E)

Roadworks 1.8m E of
Altrincham

J7 & J6

M56 (E)

Roadworks 0.5m SW of
Daresbury

J11 Access

M56 (W)

Roadworks 1m SW of
Frodsham

J12 & J14

M56 (W)

Roadworks 1m SW of
Frodsham

J12 & J14

M56 (W)

Roadworks 1m SW of
Frodsham

J12 & J14

M56 (W)

Roadworks 1m SW of
Frodsham

J12 & J14

M56 (S)

Roadworks 2.5m SE of
Ellesmere Port

Near Stoak Interchange

M56 (E)

Roadworks 2.5m SE of
Ellesmere Port

Near Stoak Interchange

Nearby Incidents
M6 (S)

Multiple Vehicle Accident 4.5m SW of
Northwich

J20 & J19

M602 (W)

Broken Down Vehicle 0.2m NE of
Eccles

J2 Exit

M6 (N)

Congestion 4.8m W of
Northwich

J18 & J19

M6 (N)

Other Unplanned 4.5m SW of
Northwich

J19 & J20

M6 (S)

Congestion 4.6m NE of
Warrington

Near Lymm Interchange

A556 (S)

Congestion 2.4m W of
Altrincham

M56/A56 & A5034

M60 (N)

Accident 1.4m SE of
Sale

Anti Clockwise J8 & J6

M60 (N)

Congestion 1.2m E of
Trafford Park

Anti Clockwise J9 & J8

Nearby Roadworks
M6 (S)

Roadworks 4.8m W of
Sandbach

J18 Exit

M53 (S)

Roadworks 2.2m SE of
Ellesmere Port

J10 & J11

M6 (N)

Roadworks 3.9m E of
Warrington

J20 & J21

M60 (W)

Roadworks 1.5m SE of
Sale

Clockwise J6 & J8

M60 (W)

Roadworks 1.8m SE of
Eccles

Anti Clockwise J12 & J11

A5036

Roadworks 1.9m E of
Aintree

Near Switch Island Junction

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

M58 (E)

Roadworks 2.2m E of
Skelmersdale

Near Digmoor Interchange

M58 (E)

Roadworks 2.2m E of
Skelmersdale

Near Digmoor Interchange

M58 (E)

Roadworks 2.2m NE of
Skelmersdale

Near Digmoor Interchange

M58 (E)

Roadworks 2m NE of
Skelmersdale

Near Digmoor Interchange

M58 (W)

Roadworks 1.2m NE of
Skelmersdale

J5 & J4

M58 (E)

Roadworks 1.2m W of
Skelmersdale

J3 Exit

M58 (E)

Roadworks 0.7m NE of
Skelmersdale

J4 Exit

M60 (E)

Roadworks 3.9m N of
Manchester

Anti Clockwise J18 & J17

M66 (N)

Roadworks 2.8m NE of
Bury

M60/M62 & J3

M66 (S)

Roadworks 2.5m NE of
Bury

J3 & M60/M62

M6 (N)

Roadworks 4.8m W of
Sandbach

J18 Access

M6 (N)

Roadworks 4.2m W of
Northwich

J18 & J19

M6 (N)

Roadworks 4.2m W of
Northwich

J18 & J19

M53 (S)

Roadworks 1.8m SE of
Ellesmere Port

J10 Access

M53 (S)

Roadworks 1.8m SE of
Ellesmere Port

J10 Access

M6 (N)

Roadworks 4.7m W of
Northwich

At The Knutsford Services Slip Road J18 & J19

M6 (S)

Roadworks 4.7m W of
Northwich

At The Knutsford Services Slip Road J19 & J18

M6 (N)

Roadworks 4.7m W of
Northwich

At The Knutsford Services Slip Road J18 & J19

M6 (S)

Roadworks 4.7m W of
Northwich

At The Knutsford Services Slip Road J19 & J18

M6 (S)

Roadworks 4.8m W of
Northwich

J19 & J18

M6 (S)

Roadworks 4.7m S of
Northwich

J19 Access

M6 (N)

Roadworks 4.6m S of
Northwich

J19 Access

M53 (N)

Roadworks 3.5m W of
Birkenhead

J4 & J3

M53 (N)

Roadworks 3.5m W of
Birkenhead

J4 & J3

M6 (N)

Roadworks 3.8m N of
Warrington

J21 Exit

M62 (W)

Roadworks 3.3m E of
Saint Helens

J7 Access

M62 (W)

Roadworks 3.2m E of
Saint Helens

J7 Exit

M62 (W)

Roadworks 3.2m E of
Saint Helens

J7 Exit

M62 (W)

Roadworks 3.1m SE of
Saint Helens

J8 & J7

M62 (W)

Roadworks 3.1m SE of
Saint Helens

J8 & J7

M62 (W)

Roadworks 3.1m SE of
Saint Helens

J8 & J7

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

M6 (N)

Roadworks 4m W of
Wigan

J26 & J27

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  • 25 August 2014 23:20

    Multiple Vehicle Accident - M56 westbound between J15 and A494 | Westbound | Multiple Vehicle Accident (2.28m E of Ellesmere Port, Cheshire)


    On the M56 westbound between junction J15 and the A494 Chester, minor delays due to a multi-vehicle accident closing one lane. Normal traffic conditions expected from 1:00 am on 26 August 2014.

    First report: 25 August 2014 23:20
    Incident cleared: 26 August 2014 00:00
    Map location: 53.2504,-2.8991

  • 28 August 2014 12:20

    Broken Down Vehicle - M56 J5 westbound exit for Manchester Airport | Westbound | Broken Down Vehicle (1.8m SW of Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester)


    On the M56 westbound exit slip at junction J5 for Manchester Airport , minor delays due to a broken down vehicle closing one lane. Normal traffic conditions expected from 1:15 pm.

    First report: 28 August 2014 12:20
    Incident cleared: 28 August 2014 12:20
    Map location: 53.3761,-2.284

  • 28 August 2014 11:30

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


    On the M56 eastbound between junctions J14 and J12, minor delays due to a broken down vehicle closing one lane. Normal traffic conditions expected from 1:00 pm.

    First report: 28 August 2014 11:30
    Incident cleared: 28 August 2014 12:30
    Map location: 53.2885,-2.7508

  • 27 August 2014 17:10

    Minor Disruption - up to 15 minutes delay - M56 eastbound between A494 and J15 | Eastbound | Congestion (2.29m E of Ellesmere Port, Cheshire)


    On the M56 eastbound between the A494 Chester and junction J15, there were delays of 10 mins due to heavy traffic . Normal traffic conditions expected from 7:15 pm.

    First report: 27 August 2014 17:10
    Incident cleared: 27 August 2014 18:40
    Map location: 53.2502,-2.9014

  • 27 August 2014 19:00

    Minor Disruption - up to 15 minutes delay - M56 eastbound between J14 and J12 | Eastbound | Congestion (1.07m SW of Frodsham, Cheshire)


    On the M56 eastbound between junctions J14 and J12, there were delays of 10 mins due to heavy traffic . Normal traffic conditions expected from 7:45 pm.

    First report: 27 August 2014 19:00
    Incident cleared: 27 August 2014 19:20
    Map location: 53.2885,-2.7508

  • 26 August 2014 07:10

    No Delay - link road from M53 northbound J11 to M56 eastbound J15 | Eastbound | Accident (2.79m SE of Ellesmere Port, Cheshire)


    On the M56 eastbound entry slip at junction J15 from the M53 motorway northbound , minor delays due to an overturned vehicle closing one lane. Normal traffic conditions expected from 8:45 am.

    First report: 26 August 2014 07:10
    Incident cleared: 26 August 2014 08:40
    Map location: 53.2478,-2.868

  • 28 August 2014 21:20

    No Delay - M56 eastbound between J3 and J2 | Eastbound | Bridge or Barrier Repairs (0.18m E of Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester)


    On the M56 eastbound between junctions J3 and J2, minor delays can be expected at peak times due to barrier repairs closing one lane, from 9 pm on 28 August 2014 to 5 am on 29 August 2014.

    First report: 28 August 2014 21:20
    Incident cleared: 29 August 2014 09:00
    Map location: 53.3979,-2.2641

  • 28 August 2014 21:20

    No Delay - M56 westbound between J2 and J3 | Westbound | Bridge or Barrier Repairs (0.22m E of Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester)


    On the M56 westbound between junctions J2 and J3, minor delays can be expected at peak times due to barrier repairs closing one lane, from 9 pm on 28 August 2014 to 5 am on 29 August 2014.

    First report: 28 August 2014 21:20
    Incident cleared: 29 August 2014 09:00
    Map location: 53.3977,-2.263

  • 28 August 2014 12:40

    Minor Disruption - up to 15 minutes delay - M56 eastbound between J15 and J14 | Eastbound | Congestion (3.42m W of Ellesmere Port, Cheshire)


    On the M56 eastbound between junctions J15 and J12, there were delays of 10 mins caused by congestion due to an earlier broken down vehicle. Normal traffic conditions expected from 1:30 pm.

    First report: 28 August 2014 12:40
    Incident cleared: 28 August 2014 13:10
    Map location: 53.2556,-2.8316

  • 27 August 2014 21:30

    Roadworks - M56 J7 westbound exit | Westbound | Roadworks (1.94m SW of Altrincham, Cheshire)


    On the M56 westbound exit slip at junction J7 , minor delays can be expected at peak times due to roadworks closing one lane, from 9 pm on 27 August 2014 to 5 am on 28 August 2014.

    First report: 27 August 2014 21:30
    Incident cleared: 28 August 2014 09:00
    Map location: 53.36,-2.3764

  • 27 August 2014 21:30

    Roadworks - M56 J11 eastbound access | Eastbound | Roadworks (0.54m SW of Daresbury, Cheshire)


    The M56 eastbound entry slip at junction J11 will be closed , due to roadworks, from 9:15 pm on 27 August 2014 to 5 am on 28 August 2014.

    First report: 27 August 2014 21:30
    Incident cleared: 28 August 2014 09:00
    Map location: 53.3277,-2.6425

  • 26 August 2014 20:30

    Roadworks - M56 J4 eastbound access | Eastbound | Roadworks (1.22m SW of Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester)


    On the M56 eastbound entry slip at junction J4 , minor delays can be expected at peak times due to roadworks closing one lane, from 8 pm on 26 August 2014 to 5 am on 27 August 2014.

    First report: 26 August 2014 20:30
    Incident cleared: 27 August 2014 11:00
    Map location: 53.3835,-2.2774

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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