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Traffic incidents

The following traffic incidents and congestion for M53 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.

M53 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.

Location: The M53 northbound entry slip at junction J11 (Runcorn) .
Reason: Roadworks.
Status: Currently Active.
Period: expect disruption until 06:00 on 25 Jun 2024.
Lanes Closed: All lanes are closed.
Nearest town: 2.69m from Ellesmere Port.


The M53 Motorway is a major motorway in the United Kingdom, connecting the West Midlands with North Wales, via Chester and the Wirral Peninsula in the northwest of England. The route runs from junction 8 of the M6 Motorway, near Birmingham, to junction 14 at the border between England and Wales at Shrewsbury.

In terms of road safety statistics, the M53 is one of the safer motorways in the UK; in 2017, it had the 8th lowest casualty rate in the country. Over the five years between 2013-2017, there were 9 fatal accidents and 87 serious accidents involving casualties on the M53. In 2017, there were a total of 345 casualtes in 517 reported accidents.

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Location: northbound entry slip at junction J11 (Runcorn) .

Due to: Roadworks.

Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 25 June 2024.

Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.
Nearest town: 2.69m from Ellesmere Port.