Chester

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Chester
Location Map
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The centre of Chester. Several two digit A roads met at or near here.
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County
Cheshire
Forward Destination on
M53, M56, A41, A51, A54, A55, A483, A494
Next Primary Destinations
Ellesmere Port • Runcorn • Northwich • Nantwich • Queensferry • Conwy • Mold • Whitchurch
Places related to the M53
Birkenhead • Ellesmere Port • Wallasey
Places related to the M56
Manchester • Manchester Airport • Queensferry
Places related to the A41
Aylesbury • Banbury • Bicester • Birkenhead • Birmingham • Brent Cross • Central London • Ellesmere Port • Hemel Hempstead • London • Solihull • Tring • Warwick • Watford • West Bromwich • West End • Whitchurch • Wolverhampton
Places related to the A51
Lichfield • Nantwich • Rugeley • Stone • Tamworth
Places related to the A55
Abergele • Bangor (Caernarfonshire) • Conwy • Flint • Holyhead • Prestatyn • Queensferry • Rhyl • St Asaph

Chester is a city on the River Dee close to North Wales and The Wirral, and acts as a major commercial centre for both those areas. There have been transport links to the city since Roman times, and many long distance routes terminate here, including the A51, A54, A55, A56, M53 and M56.

There have been numerous projects to bypass the city. Probably the most important one lay to the north, which started in the 1930s with the construction of the A5117 to connect the A56 to the A550 (and hence the A55), and continued with the arrival of the M56 and subsequent projects to improve and grade separate the route, which continue today. The current bottleneck is just inside the border with Wales, where the road narrows from 4 to 2 lanes heading westbound.

The other main bypass has been to the south and east, forming an extension of the A55 up to meet the A53.

Routes

Route To Notes

M53

Liverpool, Ellesmere Port

M56

Runcorn, Warrington, Manchester, Airport

A55

NORTH WALES, Holyhead, Queensferry

A41

Birkenhead

A41

Whitchurch

A51

Nantwich

A54

Congleton via A51

A556

Northwich via A51, A54

A483

Wrexham

A494

Mold

A540

Neston

A548

Queensferry, Flint

A56

Helsby

A5104

Broughton Former A55.



Chester
SectionsA41/Chester - Birkenhead • A41/Whitchurch - Chester
JunctionsBoughton Heath Junction • Boughton Heath Roundabout • Broughton Roundabout (Flintshire) • Dunkirk Roundabout • Hoole Island Junction • Hoole Roundabout • Hoole Way Roundabout • Parkgate Roundabout • Stanlow Halt Interchange • Stoak Interchange • The Bars • Vicars Cross • Wrexham Road Interchange
CrossingsChester Bypass Bridge • Dee Bridge (Chester) • Grosvenor Bridge
RoadsA41 • A483 • A5032 • A51 • A5104 • A5115 • A5116 • A5268 • A529 (Chester - Hinstock) • A54 • A540 • A548 • A5480 • A55 • A56 • B5104 • B5129 • B5130 • B5131 • E22 • Ffordd Gogledd Cymru • M53 • M56 • T14 (Britain) • T18 (Britain) • T19 (Britain)
MiscellaneousA55/History • A55/Route
Related Pictures
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Boughton Heath 'Sainsbury's' Roundabout - Geograph - 103140.jpgJunction 12 M53 - Geograph - 652785.jpgLiverpool Road (C) Dennis Turner - Geograph - 869109.jpgSign at start of A51 in Chester - Coppermine - 22921.jpgThe Newgate, Chester (C) Jaggery - Geograph - 3752146.jpg
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Primary DestinationsAltrincham • Ashton-under-Lyne • Barrow • Birkenhead • Blackburn • Blackpool • Bolton • Bootle • Brough • Burnley • Bury • Chester • Clitheroe • Colne • Congleton • Crewe • Ellesmere Port • Fleetwood • Garston • Heysham • Huyton • Kendal • Keswick • Kirkby Lonsdale • Lancaster • Leigh • Macclesfield • Manchester Airport • Morecambe • Nantwich • Northwich • Oldham • Penrith • Rochdale • Runcorn • Skelmersdale • Southport • Speke • St Helens • Stockport • Trafford Park • Wallasey • Warrington • Whitehaven • Widnes • Wigan • Windermere
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