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Current traffic around Chester

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

BROKEN DOWN VEHICLE
Location: The M57 southbound between junctions J5 (St Helens) and J4 (Knowsley) .
Lane closures: The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed.
Reason: Broken down vehicle.
Status: Currently Active.
Time to clear: The event is expected to clear between 14:30 and 14:45 on 18 Jul 2019.
Return to normal: Normal traffic conditions are expected between 14:30 and 14:45 on 18 Jul 2019.
Lanes closed: There is one of two lanes closed.
Nearest town: 18.28 miles from Chester. CLEARED @ 14:06
CONGESTION
Location: The M6 northbound entry slip at junction J20 (Macclesfield) from the M56 west.
Reason: Congestion.
Status: Currently Active.
Return to normal: Normal traffic conditions are expected between 18:45 and 19:00 on 18 Jul 2019.
Nearest town: 19.47 miles from Chester.
CONGESTION
Location: The M56 eastbound exit slip at junction J11 (Runcorn) .
Reason: Congestion.
Status: Currently Active.
Return to normal: Normal traffic conditions are expected between 18:15 and 18:30 on 18 Jul 2019.
Nearest town: 13.63 miles from Chester. CLEARED @ 18:18
CONGESTION
Location: The M57 northbound exit slip at junction J2 (Prescot) .
Reason: Congestion.
Status: Currently Active.
Return to normal: Normal traffic conditions are expected between 17:30 and 17:45 on 18 Jul 2019.
Nearest town: 16.11 miles from Chester. CLEARED @ 17:42
CONGESTION
Location: The M62 westbound exit slip at junction J6 (Liverpool) to roundabout.
Reason: Congestion.
Status: Currently Active.
Return to normal: Normal traffic conditions are expected between 17:30 and 17:45 on 18 Jul 2019.
Delay: There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.
Nearest town: 14.32 miles from Chester. CLEARED @ 17:42
CONGESTION
Location: The M56 eastbound exit slip at junction J9 (Preston) to A50.
Reason: Congestion.
Status: Currently Active.
Return to normal: Normal traffic conditions are expected between 16:45 and 17:00 on 18 Jul 2019.
Delay: There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.
Nearest town: 19.43 miles from Chester. CLEARED @ 16:57
CONGESTION
Location: The M56 eastbound exit slip at junction J10 (Northwich) .
Reason: Congestion.
Status: Currently Active.
Return to normal: Normal traffic conditions are expected between 16:30 and 16:45 on 18 Jul 2019.
Delay: There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.
Nearest town: 16.31 miles from Chester. CLEARED @ 16:39
CONGESTION
Location: The A5036 northbound between the junctions with the A567 and the A5090 .
Reason: Congestion.
Status: Currently Active.
Return to normal: Normal traffic conditions are expected between 15:45 and 16:00 on 18 Jul 2019.
Delay: There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.
Nearest town: 19.04 miles from Chester. CLEARED @ 15:54
CONGESTION
Location: The M56 eastbound exit slip at junction J10 (Northwich) .
Reason: Congestion.
Status: Currently Active.
Return to normal: Normal traffic conditions are expected between 16:00 and 16:15 on 18 Jul 2019.
Nearest town: 16.31 miles from Chester. CLEARED @ 16:03
CONGESTION
Location: The M56 eastbound exit slip at junction J14 (Helsby) .
Reason: Congestion.
Status: Currently Active.
Return to normal: Normal traffic conditions are expected between 13:45 and 14:00 on 18 Jul 2019.
Nearest town: 5.97 miles from Chester. CLEARED @ 13:57


There are no current incidents in this location.

Roadworks

ROAD WORKS
Location: The M56 westbound between junctions J14 (Helsby) and J15 (Ellesmere Port) .
Lane closures: The hard shoulder is closed.
Reason: Planned Roadworks.
Status: Currently Active.
Period: expect disruption until 17:00 on 18 Jul 2019.
Nearest town: 3.82 miles from Chester. CLEARED @ 13:30
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M53 southbound between junctions J4 (Heswall) and J5 (Bebington) .
Lane closures: Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed.
Reason: Litter clearance is planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: From 21:00 on 18 Jul 2019 to 05:30 on 19 Jul 2019.
Lanes Closed: There will be two of three lanes closed.
Nearest town: 8.7 miles from Chester.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M53 southbound between junctions J4 (Heswall) and J5 (Bebington) .
Lane closures: Lane two will be closed.
Reason: Litter clearance is planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: From 21:00 on 18 Jul 2019 to 05:30 on 19 Jul 2019.
Lanes Closed: There will be one of two lanes closed.
Nearest town: 7.85 miles from Chester.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M56 eastbound between junctions J14 (Helsby) and J12 (Runcorn) .
Lane closures: Lane three will be closed.
Reason: Barrier repairs are planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: From 21:00 on 18 Jul 2019 to 05:30 on 19 Jul 2019.
Lanes Closed: There will be one of three lanes closed.
Nearest town: 10.38 miles from Chester.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M56 westbound between junctions J11 (Runcorn) and J12 (Runcorn) .
Lane closures: Lane three will be closed.
Reason: Barrier repairs are planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: From 21:00 on 18 Jul 2019 to 05:30 on 19 Jul 2019.
Lanes Closed: There will be one of three lanes closed.
Nearest town: 12.74 miles from Chester.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M53 northbound between junctions J5 (Bebington) and J4 (Heswall) .
Lane closures: Lane two will be closed.
Reason: Litter clearance is planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: From 21:00 on 18 Jul 2019 to 05:30 on 19 Jul 2019.
Lanes Closed: There will be one of three lanes closed.
Nearest town: 7.84 miles from Chester.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M53 northbound between junctions J5 (Bebington) and J4 (Heswall) .
Lane closures: Lane two will be closed.
Reason: Litter clearance is planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: From 21:00 on 18 Jul 2019 to 05:30 on 19 Jul 2019.
Lanes Closed: There will be one of two lanes closed.
Nearest town: 7.58 miles from Chester.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M53 northbound between junctions J7 (Overpool) and J6 (Eastham) .
Lane closures: Lane two will be closed.
Reason: Litter clearance is planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: From 21:00 on 18 Jul 2019 to 05:30 on 19 Jul 2019.
Lanes Closed: There will be one of two lanes closed.
Nearest town: 7.05 miles from Chester.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M53 northbound between junctions J6 (Eastham) and J5 (Bebington) .
Lane closures: Lane two will be closed.
Reason: Litter clearance is planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: From 21:00 on 18 Jul 2019 to 05:30 on 19 Jul 2019.
Lanes Closed: There will be one of three lanes closed.
Nearest town: 7.4 miles from Chester.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M53 southbound between junctions J5 (Bebington) and J6 (Eastham) .
Lane closures: Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed.
Reason: Litter clearance is planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: From 21:00 on 18 Jul 2019 to 05:30 on 19 Jul 2019.
Lanes Closed: There will be two of three lanes closed.
Nearest town: 7.58 miles from Chester.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M56 eastbound exit slip at junction J14 (Helsby) .
Reason: Roadside equipment maintenance is planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: From 21:00 on 18 Jul 2019 to 05:00 on 19 Jul 2019.
Lanes Closed: All lanes will be closed.
Nearest town: 5.87 miles from Chester.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M56 eastbound between junctions J15 (Ellesmere Port) and J14 (Helsby) .
Lane closures: The hard shoulder is closed.
Reason: Barrier repairs.
Status: Currently Active.
Period: expect disruption until 23:59 on 31 Dec 2019.
Nearest town: 4.48 miles from Chester.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M56 westbound at junction J11 (Runcorn) .
Lane closures: Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed.
Reason: Roadworks are planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 22 Jul 2019 to 24 Jul 2019.
Lanes Closed: All lanes will be closed.
Nearest town: 13.77 miles from Chester.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M56 westbound between junctions J11 (Runcorn) and J14 (Helsby) .
Lane closures: Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed.
Reason: Roadworks are planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 22 Jul 2019 to 24 Jul 2019.
Lanes Closed: All lanes will be closed.
Nearest town: 13.72 miles from Chester.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M56 westbound between junctions J10 (Northwich) and J11 (Runcorn) .
Lane closures: Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed.
Reason: Roadworks are planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 22 Jul 2019 to 24 Jul 2019.
Lanes Closed: There will be two of three lanes closed.
Nearest town: 14.44 miles from Chester.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M56 eastbound between junctions J14 (Helsby) and J12 (Runcorn) .
Lane closures: Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed.
Reason: Roadworks are planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 22 Jul 2019 to 24 Jul 2019.
Lanes Closed: All lanes will be closed.
Nearest town: 11 miles from Chester.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M56 eastbound between junctions J12 (Runcorn) and J10 (Northwich) .
Lane closures: Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed.
Reason: Roadworks are planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 22 Jul 2019 to 24 Jul 2019.
Lanes Closed: All lanes will be closed.
Nearest town: 11.2 miles from Chester.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M56 westbound exit slip at junction J12 (Runcorn) .
Lane closures: Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed.
Reason: Roadworks are planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 22 Jul 2019 to 24 Jul 2019.
Lanes Closed: All lanes will be closed.
Nearest town: 11.43 miles from Chester.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M56 eastbound exit slip at junction J11 (Runcorn) .
Lane closures: Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed.
Reason: Roadworks are planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 22 Jul 2019 to 24 Jul 2019.
Lanes Closed: All lanes will be closed.
Nearest town: 13.51 miles from Chester.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The A494 westbound between the A540 and the junction with the A548 .
Lane closures: Lane one will be closed.
Reason: Roadworks are planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 Jul 2019 to 24 Jul 2019.
Lanes Closed: There will be one of two lanes closed.
Nearest town: 4.13 miles from Chester.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The A550 northbound between the junctions with the A494 and the A540 .
Reason: Roadworks are planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 Jul 2019 to 24 Jul 2019.
Nearest town: 4.48 miles from Chester.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The A550 southbound between the junctions with the A540 and the A494 .
Reason: Roadworks are planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 Jul 2019 to 24 Jul 2019.
Nearest town: 4.64 miles from Chester.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The A550 southbound between the A540 and the junction with the A494 .
Reason: Roadworks are planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 Jul 2019 to 24 Jul 2019.
Lanes Closed: All lanes will be closed.
Nearest town: 4.47 miles from Chester.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M56 eastbound between junctions J15 (Ellesmere Port) and J7 .
Reason: Horticultural works are planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: From 08:00 on 19 Jul 2019 to 06:00 on 29 Jul 2019.
Nearest town: 3.7 miles from Chester.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M56 eastbound between the A494 Chester and junction J15 (Ellesmere Port) .
Reason: Horticultural works are planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: From 08:00 on 19 Jul 2019 to 06:00 on 29 Jul 2019.
Nearest town: 3.3 miles from Chester.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M56 westbound between junctions J14 (Helsby) and J15 (Ellesmere Port) .
Reason: Horticultural works are planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: From 08:00 on 19 Jul 2019 to 06:00 on 29 Jul 2019.
Nearest town: 4.09 miles from Chester.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M56 westbound between junction J15 (Ellesmere Port) and the A494 Chester.
Reason: Horticultural works are planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: From 08:00 on 19 Jul 2019 to 06:00 on 29 Jul 2019.
Nearest town: 3.7 miles from Chester.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M53 northbound entry slip at junction J3 (Tranmere) .
Lane closures: Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed.
Reason: Horticultural works are planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: From 21:00 on 24 Jul 2019 to 05:30 on 25 Jul 2019.
Lanes Closed: All lanes will be closed.
Nearest town: 13.8 miles from Chester.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M53 southbound exit slip at junction J3 (Tranmere) .
Lane closures: Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed.
Reason: Horticultural works are planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: From 21:00 on 24 Jul 2019 to 05:30 on 25 Jul 2019.
Lanes Closed: All lanes will be closed.
Nearest town: 13.96 miles from Chester.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M53 southbound between junctions J1 (Bidston) and J2 (West Kirby) .
Lane closures: Lane two will be closed.
Reason: Horticultural works are planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:30 from 22 Jul 2019 to 24 Jul 2019.
Lanes Closed: There will be one of three lanes closed.
Nearest town: 16.4 miles from Chester.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M53 southbound entry slip at junction J10 (Elton) .
Reason: Roadside equipment maintenance is planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: From 21:00 on 23 Jul 2019 to 05:00 on 24 Jul 2019.
Lanes Closed: All lanes will be closed.
Nearest town: 4.43 miles from Chester.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M53 southbound at junction J2 (West Kirby) .
Lane closures: Lane two will be closed.
Reason: Horticultural works are planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:30 from 22 Jul 2019 to 24 Jul 2019.
Lanes Closed: There will be one of two lanes closed.
Nearest town: 16.01 miles from Chester.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M53 northbound between junctions J2 (West Kirby) and J1 (Bidston) .
Lane closures: Lane three will be closed.
Reason: Horticultural works are planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:30 from 22 Jul 2019 to 24 Jul 2019.
Lanes Closed: There will be one of three lanes closed.
Nearest town: 15.9 miles from Chester.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M53 southbound exit slip at junction J10 (Elton) .
Lane closures: Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed.
Reason: Roadside equipment maintenance is planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: From 21:00 on 23 Jul 2019 to 05:00 on 24 Jul 2019.
Lanes Closed: All lanes will be closed.
Nearest town: 4.64 miles from Chester.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M53 southbound.
Lane closures: Lane two will be closed.
Reason: Horticultural works are planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:30 from 22 Jul 2019 to 24 Jul 2019.
Lanes Closed: There will be one of two lanes closed.
Nearest town: 16.41 miles from Chester.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M6 southbound between junctions J20A (Chester) and J19 (Northwich) .
Reason: Roadworks are planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: Expect disruption everyday between 08:00 and 17:00 from 22 Jul 2019 to 2 Aug 2019.
Nearest town: 19.92 miles from Chester.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M6 southbound between junctions J20A (Chester) and J19 (Northwich) .
Reason: Roadside equipment maintenance is planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: From 06:00 on 22 Jul 2019 to 17:00 on 22 Jul 2019.
Nearest town: 19.5 miles from Chester.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M6 northbound between junctions J19 (Northwich) and J20 (Macclesfield) .
Reason: Roadside equipment maintenance is planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: From 06:00 on 22 Jul 2019 to 17:00 on 22 Jul 2019.
Nearest town: 19.58 miles from Chester.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M53 southbound between junctions J11 (Runcorn) and J12 (Chester) .
Lane closures: Lane one will be closed.
Reason: Litter clearance is planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: From 21:00 on 21 Jul 2019 to 05:30 on 22 Jul 2019.
Lanes Closed: There will be one of two lanes closed.
Nearest town: 3.15 miles from Chester.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M53 southbound exit slip at junction J12 (Chester) .
Lane closures: Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed.
Reason: Litter clearance is planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: From 21:00 on 21 Jul 2019 to 05:30 on 22 Jul 2019.
Lanes Closed: All lanes will be closed.
Nearest town: 2.06 miles from Chester.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M53 northbound entry slip at junction J12 (Chester) .
Lane closures: Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed.
Reason: Litter clearance is planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: From 22:00 on 20 Jul 2019 to 05:30 on 21 Jul 2019.
Lanes Closed: All lanes will be closed.
Nearest town: 2.08 miles from Chester.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M53 southbound exit slip at junction J6 (Eastham) .
Reason: Litter clearance is planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: From 22:00 on 19 Jul 2019 to 05:30 on 20 Jul 2019.
Lanes Closed: All lanes will be closed.
Nearest town: 7.48 miles from Chester.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M53 southbound entry slip at junction J5 (Bebington) .
Lane closures: Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed.
Reason: Litter clearance is planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: From 22:00 on 19 Jul 2019 to 05:30 on 20 Jul 2019.
Lanes Closed: All lanes will be closed.
Nearest town: 7.67 miles from Chester.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M56 eastbound between junctions J12 (Runcorn) and J11 (Runcorn) .
Lane closures: Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed.
Reason: Roadworks are planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: From 21:00 on 23 Jul 2019 to 05:00 on 24 Jul 2019.
Lanes Closed: There will be two of three lanes closed.
Nearest town: 11.7 miles from Chester. CLEARED @ 15:09
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M56 eastbound between junctions J12 (Runcorn) and J11 (Runcorn) .
Lane closures: Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed.
Reason: Roadworks are planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 22 Jul 2019 to 24 Jul 2019.
Lanes Closed: All lanes will be closed.
Nearest town: 12.73 miles from Chester. CLEARED @ 15:09
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M56 westbound between junctions J11 (Runcorn) and J14 (Helsby) .
Reason: Roadworks scheme is planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: From 21:00 on 22 Jul 2019 to 05:00 on 24 Jul 2019.
Nearest town: 13.72 miles from Chester.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M56 westbound between junctions J11 (Runcorn) and J12 (Runcorn) .
Lane closures: Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed.
Reason: Roadworks are planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: From 21:00 on 22 Jul 2019 to 05:00 on 23 Jul 2019.
Lanes Closed: All lanes will be closed.
Nearest town: 13.72 miles from Chester. CLEARED @ 15:09
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M56 westbound between junctions J10 (Northwich) and J11 (Runcorn) .
Lane closures: Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed.
Reason: Roadworks are planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: From 21:00 on 22 Jul 2019 to 05:00 on 23 Jul 2019.
Lanes Closed: All lanes will be closed.
Nearest town: 14.44 miles from Chester. CLEARED @ 15:09
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M56 eastbound between junctions J14 (Helsby) and J10 (Northwich) .
Reason: Roadworks scheme is planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: From 21:00 on 22 Jul 2019 to 05:00 on 24 Jul 2019.
Nearest town: 10.31 miles from Chester.
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M56 eastbound between junctions J14 (Helsby) and J12 (Runcorn) .
Lane closures: Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed.
Reason: Roadworks are planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 22 Jul 2019 to 24 Jul 2019.
Lanes Closed: All lanes will be closed.
Nearest town: 10.31 miles from Chester. CLEARED @ 15:09
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M56 westbound between junctions J11 (Runcorn) and J12 (Runcorn) .
Lane closures: Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed.
Reason: Roadworks are planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: From 21:00 on 23 Jul 2019 to 05:00 on 24 Jul 2019.
Lanes Closed: There will be two of three lanes closed.
Nearest town: 13.01 miles from Chester. CLEARED @ 15:09
ROAD WORKS
Location: The M62 eastbound entry slip at junction J9 (Warrington) .
Lane closures: Lane one will be closed.
Reason: Roadworks are planned.
Status: Pending.
Schedule: From 21:00 on 19 Jul 2019 to 06:00 on 20 Jul 2019.
Schedule: From 21:00 on 3 Aug 2019 to 06:00 on 4 Aug 2019.
Schedule: Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 5 Aug 2019 to 11 Aug 2019.
Schedule: Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 13 Aug 2019 to 18 Aug 2019.
Lanes Closed: All lanes will be closed.
Nearest town: 19.89 miles from Chester.

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Location: southbound between junctions J5 (St Helens) and J4 (Knowsley) .

Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed.

Due to: Broken down vehicle.



Time To Clear : The event is expected to clear between 14:30 and 14:45 on 18 July 2019.

Normal traffic conditions are expected between 14:30 and 14:45 on 18 July 2019.

Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.
Nearest town: 18.28 miles from Chester.

53.46--2.88

Location: northbound entry slip at junction J20 (Macclesfield) from the M56 west.

Due to: Congestion.



Normal traffic conditions are expected between 18:45 and 19:00 on 18 July 2019.
Nearest town: 19.47 miles from Chester.

53.35--2.5

Location: eastbound exit slip at junction J11 (Runcorn) .

Due to: Congestion.



Normal traffic conditions are expected between 18:15 and 18:30 on 18 July 2019.
Nearest town: 13.63 miles from Chester.

53.33--2.65

Location: northbound exit slip at junction J2 (Prescot) .

Due to: Congestion.



Normal traffic conditions are expected between 17:30 and 17:45 on 18 July 2019.
Nearest town: 16.11 miles from Chester.

53.43--2.82

Location: westbound exit slip at junction J6 (Liverpool) to roundabout.

Due to: Congestion.



Normal traffic conditions are expected between 17:30 and 17:45 on 18 July 2019.

Delay : There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.
Nearest town: 14.32 miles from Chester.

53.4--2.8

Location: eastbound exit slip at junction J9 (Preston) to A50.

Due to: Congestion.



Normal traffic conditions are expected between 16:45 and 17:00 on 18 July 2019.

Delay : There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.
Nearest town: 19.43 miles from Chester.

53.35--2.51

Location: eastbound exit slip at junction J10 (Northwich) .

Due to: Congestion.



Normal traffic conditions are expected between 16:30 and 16:45 on 18 July 2019.

Delay : There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.
Nearest town: 16.31 miles from Chester.

53.33--2.58

Location: northbound between the junctions with the A567 and the A5090 .

Due to: Congestion.



Normal traffic conditions are expected between 15:45 and 16:00 on 18 July 2019.

Delay : There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.
Nearest town: 19.04 miles from Chester.

53.47--3

Location: eastbound exit slip at junction J10 (Northwich) .

Due to: Congestion.



Normal traffic conditions are expected between 16:00 and 16:15 on 18 July 2019.
Nearest town: 16.31 miles from Chester.

53.33--2.58

Location: eastbound exit slip at junction J14 (Helsby) .

Due to: Congestion.



Normal traffic conditions are expected between 13:45 and 14:00 on 18 July 2019.
Nearest town: 5.97 miles from Chester.

53.27--2.81

The next high tide for the Mersey Estuary at Warrington is expected to be higher than usual at 13:30 17/04/2018.

Flooding of low lying land is possible in the following places:Fiddlers Ferry between 13:30 and 14:15.Eastford Road between 13:45 and 14:30.Arpley Bridge between 14:00 and 14:45.

It is possible that river levels may affect Arpley Road under the railway bridge.

People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care around locations adjacent to the Mersey Estuary in Warrington.We will continue to monitor the situation and update you if necessary.Detailed tidal information for those who use it: the forecast high tide level is 5.28mAOD at Liverpool Gladstone Dock, this is 0.61 metres above astronomical tide level.
Nearest town: 17.24 miles from Chester.

53.38--2.6

Location: westbound between junctions J14 (Helsby) and J15 (Ellesmere Port) .

Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed.

Due to: Planned Roadworks.



Period : expect disruption until 17:00 on 18 July 2019.
Nearest town: 3.82 miles from Chester.

53.25--2.86

Location: southbound between junctions J4 (Heswall) and J5 (Bebington) .

Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed.

Due to: Litter clearance is planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 18 July 2019 to 05:30 on 19 July 2019.

Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Nearest town: 8.7 miles from Chester.

53.31--3

Location: southbound between junctions J4 (Heswall) and J5 (Bebington) .

Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed.

Due to: Litter clearance is planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 18 July 2019 to 05:30 on 19 July 2019.

Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Nearest town: 7.85 miles from Chester.

53.3--2.98

Location: eastbound between junctions J14 (Helsby) and J12 (Runcorn) .

Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed.

Due to: Barrier repairs are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 18 July 2019 to 05:30 on 19 July 2019.

Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Nearest town: 10.38 miles from Chester.

53.3--2.72

Location: westbound between junctions J11 (Runcorn) and J12 (Runcorn) .

Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed.

Due to: Barrier repairs are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 18 July 2019 to 05:30 on 19 July 2019.

Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Nearest town: 12.74 miles from Chester.

53.32--2.66

Location: northbound between junctions J5 (Bebington) and J4 (Heswall) .

Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed.

Due to: Litter clearance is planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 18 July 2019 to 05:30 on 19 July 2019.

Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Nearest town: 7.84 miles from Chester.

53.3--2.98

Location: northbound between junctions J5 (Bebington) and J4 (Heswall) .

Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed.

Due to: Litter clearance is planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 18 July 2019 to 05:30 on 19 July 2019.

Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Nearest town: 7.58 miles from Chester.

53.3--2.96

Location: northbound between junctions J7 (Overpool) and J6 (Eastham) .

Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed.

Due to: Litter clearance is planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 18 July 2019 to 05:30 on 19 July 2019.

Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Nearest town: 7.05 miles from Chester.

53.3--2.94

Location: northbound between junctions J6 (Eastham) and J5 (Bebington) .

Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed.

Due to: Litter clearance is planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 18 July 2019 to 05:30 on 19 July 2019.

Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Nearest town: 7.4 miles from Chester.

53.3--2.95

Location: southbound between junctions J5 (Bebington) and J6 (Eastham) .

Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed.

Due to: Litter clearance is planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 18 July 2019 to 05:30 on 19 July 2019.

Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Nearest town: 7.58 miles from Chester.

53.3--2.96

Location: eastbound exit slip at junction J14 (Helsby) .

Due to: Roadside equipment maintenance is planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 18 July 2019 to 05:00 on 19 July 2019.

Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Nearest town: 5.87 miles from Chester.

53.27--2.81

Location: eastbound between junctions J15 (Ellesmere Port) and J14 (Helsby) .

Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed.

Due to: Barrier repairs.



Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 31 December 2019.
Nearest town: 4.48 miles from Chester.

53.25--2.84

Location: westbound at junction J11 (Runcorn) .

Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed.

Due to: Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 22 July 2019 to 24 July 2019.

Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Nearest town: 13.77 miles from Chester.

53.33--2.64

Location: westbound between junctions J11 (Runcorn) and J14 (Helsby) .

Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed.

Due to: Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 22 July 2019 to 24 July 2019.

Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Nearest town: 13.72 miles from Chester.

53.33--2.64

Location: westbound between junctions J10 (Northwich) and J11 (Runcorn) .

Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed.

Due to: Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 22 July 2019 to 24 July 2019.

Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Nearest town: 14.44 miles from Chester.

53.33--2.62

Location: eastbound between junctions J14 (Helsby) and J12 (Runcorn) .

Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed.

Due to: Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 22 July 2019 to 24 July 2019.

Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Nearest town: 11 miles from Chester.

53.31--2.71

Location: eastbound between junctions J12 (Runcorn) and J10 (Northwich) .

Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed.

Due to: Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 22 July 2019 to 24 July 2019.

Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Nearest town: 11.2 miles from Chester.

53.31--2.71

Location: westbound exit slip at junction J12 (Runcorn) .

Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed.

Due to: Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 22 July 2019 to 24 July 2019.

Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Nearest town: 11.43 miles from Chester.

53.31--2.7

Location: eastbound exit slip at junction J11 (Runcorn) .

Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed.

Due to: Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 22 July 2019 to 24 July 2019.

Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Nearest town: 13.51 miles from Chester.

53.33--2.65

Location: westbound between the A540 and the junction with the A548 .

Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed.

Due to: Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 July 2019 to 24 July 2019.

Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Nearest town: 4.13 miles from Chester.

53.24--2.98

Location: northbound between the junctions with the A494 and the A540 .

Due to: Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 July 2019 to 24 July 2019.
Nearest town: 4.48 miles from Chester.

53.24--2.99

Location: southbound between the junctions with the A540 and the A494 .

Due to: Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 July 2019 to 24 July 2019.
Nearest town: 4.64 miles from Chester.

53.24--2.99

Location: southbound between the A540 and the junction with the A494 .

Due to: Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 21 July 2019 to 24 July 2019.

Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Nearest town: 4.47 miles from Chester.

53.24--2.99

Location: eastbound between junctions J15 (Ellesmere Port) and J7 .

Due to: Horticultural works are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 08:00 on 19 July 2019 to 06:00 on 29 July 2019.
Nearest town: 3.7 miles from Chester.

53.25--2.87

Location: eastbound between the A494 Chester and junction J15 (Ellesmere Port) .

Due to: Horticultural works are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 08:00 on 19 July 2019 to 06:00 on 29 July 2019.
Nearest town: 3.3 miles from Chester.

53.24--2.93

Location: westbound between junctions J14 (Helsby) and J15 (Ellesmere Port) .

Due to: Horticultural works are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 08:00 on 19 July 2019 to 06:00 on 29 July 2019.
Nearest town: 4.09 miles from Chester.

53.25--2.85

Location: westbound between junction J15 (Ellesmere Port) and the A494 Chester.

Due to: Horticultural works are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 08:00 on 19 July 2019 to 06:00 on 29 July 2019.
Nearest town: 3.7 miles from Chester.

53.25--2.87

Location: northbound entry slip at junction J3 (Tranmere) .

Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed.

Due to: Horticultural works are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 24 July 2019 to 05:30 on 25 July 2019.

Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Nearest town: 13.8 miles from Chester.

53.37--3.07

Location: southbound exit slip at junction J3 (Tranmere) .

Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed.

Due to: Horticultural works are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 24 July 2019 to 05:30 on 25 July 2019.

Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Nearest town: 13.96 miles from Chester.

53.37--3.07

Location: southbound between junctions J1 (Bidston) and J2 (West Kirby) .

Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed.

Due to: Horticultural works are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:30 from 22 July 2019 to 24 July 2019.

Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Nearest town: 16.4 miles from Chester.

53.41--3.08

Location: southbound entry slip at junction J10 (Elton) .

Due to: Roadside equipment maintenance is planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 23 July 2019 to 05:00 on 24 July 2019.

Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Nearest town: 4.43 miles from Chester.

53.26--2.88

Location: southbound at junction J2 (West Kirby) .

Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed.

Due to: Horticultural works are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:30 from 22 July 2019 to 24 July 2019.

Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Nearest town: 16.01 miles from Chester.

53.4--3.09

Location: northbound between junctions J2 (West Kirby) and J1 (Bidston) .

Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed.

Due to: Horticultural works are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:30 from 22 July 2019 to 24 July 2019.

Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.
Nearest town: 15.9 miles from Chester.

53.4--3.09

Location: southbound exit slip at junction J10 (Elton) .

Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed.

Due to: Roadside equipment maintenance is planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 23 July 2019 to 05:00 on 24 July 2019.

Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Nearest town: 4.64 miles from Chester.

53.27--2.88

Location: southbound.

Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed.

Due to: Horticultural works are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:30 from 22 July 2019 to 24 July 2019.

Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Nearest town: 16.41 miles from Chester.

53.41--3.08

Location: southbound between junctions J20A (Chester) and J19 (Northwich) .

Due to: Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 08:00 and 17:00 from 22 July 2019 to 2 August 2019.
Nearest town: 19.92 miles from Chester.

53.33--2.47

Location: southbound between junctions J20A (Chester) and J19 (Northwich) .

Due to: Roadside equipment maintenance is planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 06:00 on 22 July 2019 to 17:00 on 22 July 2019.
Nearest town: 19.5 miles from Chester.

53.35--2.5

Location: northbound between junctions J19 (Northwich) and J20 (Macclesfield) .

Due to: Roadside equipment maintenance is planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 06:00 on 22 July 2019 to 17:00 on 22 July 2019.
Nearest town: 19.58 miles from Chester.

53.34--2.49

Location: southbound between junctions J11 (Runcorn) and J12 (Chester) .

Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed.

Due to: Litter clearance is planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 21 July 2019 to 05:30 on 22 July 2019.

Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.
Nearest town: 3.15 miles from Chester.

53.24--2.86

Location: southbound exit slip at junction J12 (Chester) .

Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed.

Due to: Litter clearance is planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 21 July 2019 to 05:30 on 22 July 2019.

Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Nearest town: 2.06 miles from Chester.

53.21--2.86

Location: northbound entry slip at junction J12 (Chester) .

Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed.

Due to: Litter clearance is planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 22:00 on 20 July 2019 to 05:30 on 21 July 2019.

Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Nearest town: 2.08 miles from Chester.

53.21--2.85

Location: southbound exit slip at junction J6 (Eastham) .

Due to: Litter clearance is planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 22:00 on 19 July 2019 to 05:30 on 20 July 2019.

Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Nearest town: 7.48 miles from Chester.

53.3--2.95

Location: southbound entry slip at junction J5 (Bebington) .

Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed.

Due to: Litter clearance is planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 22:00 on 19 July 2019 to 05:30 on 20 July 2019.

Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Nearest town: 7.67 miles from Chester.

53.31--2.96

Location: eastbound between junctions J12 (Runcorn) and J11 (Runcorn) .

Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed.

Due to: Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 23 July 2019 to 05:00 on 24 July 2019.

Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Nearest town: 11.7 miles from Chester.

53.31--2.69

Location: eastbound between junctions J12 (Runcorn) and J11 (Runcorn) .

Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed.

Due to: Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 22 July 2019 to 24 July 2019.

Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Nearest town: 12.73 miles from Chester.

53.32--2.66

Location: westbound between junctions J11 (Runcorn) and J14 (Helsby) .

Due to: Roadworks scheme is planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 22 July 2019 to 05:00 on 24 July 2019.
Nearest town: 13.72 miles from Chester.

53.33--2.64

Location: westbound between junctions J11 (Runcorn) and J12 (Runcorn) .

Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed.

Due to: Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 22 July 2019 to 05:00 on 23 July 2019.

Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Nearest town: 13.72 miles from Chester.

53.33--2.64

Location: westbound between junctions J10 (Northwich) and J11 (Runcorn) .

Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed.

Due to: Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 22 July 2019 to 05:00 on 23 July 2019.

Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Nearest town: 14.44 miles from Chester.

53.33--2.62

Location: eastbound between junctions J14 (Helsby) and J10 (Northwich) .

Due to: Roadworks scheme is planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 22 July 2019 to 05:00 on 24 July 2019.
Nearest town: 10.31 miles from Chester.

53.3--2.72

Location: eastbound between junctions J14 (Helsby) and J12 (Runcorn) .

Lane Closures : Lanes 1, 2 and 3 will be closed.

Due to: Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 05:00 from 22 July 2019 to 24 July 2019.

Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Nearest town: 10.31 miles from Chester.

53.3--2.72

Location: westbound between junctions J11 (Runcorn) and J12 (Runcorn) .

Lane Closures : Lanes 2 and 3 will be closed.

Due to: Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 23 July 2019 to 05:00 on 24 July 2019.

Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.
Nearest town: 13.01 miles from Chester.

53.32--2.66

Location: eastbound entry slip at junction J9 (Warrington) .

Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed.

Due to: Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 19 July 2019 to 06:00 on 20 July 2019.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 3 August 2019 to 06:00 on 4 August 2019.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 5 August 2019 to 11 August 2019.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 13 August 2019 to 18 August 2019.

Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.
Nearest town: 19.89 miles from Chester.

53.42--2.6