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Traffic and travel conditions for the a557 17:25pm


There are no current incidents or roadworks on the a557. Drag the map to show traffic incidents in the surrounding area.


Traffic incidents

The following traffic incidents and congestion for a557 have been reported by Highways England, Traffic Scotland, Traffic Wales or Transport for London (TfL) in the last two hours:

There are no current incidents in this location.

a557 Roadworks

The following roadworks have been reported by various highways agencies and official transport sources. Click on a roadworks item to view more details on the traffic map.


The A557 is a short stretch of road that runs between Leigh and Warrington in North West England. It was built in 1992 when the A580 East Lancashire Road was upgraded, and has remained largely unchanged since then.

The busiest times on the A557 tend to be during rush hour in the morning and evening when traffic is generally heavier than normal. During these times, traffic flow can become congested and lengthy queues form as vehicles try to navigate their way along the road.

With regards to safety, several studies have been conducted into the A557. The latest, which was commissioned by Warrington Borough Council in 2019, highlighted that the A557 has a higher than average collision rate when compared to similar roads. However, the report noted that most of these incidents were minor, with no fatalities recorded during the period being studied.

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