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Chester Services M56 - Geograph - 1459873.jpg
Chester Services M56
Clearway - Geograph - 131703.jpg
Clearway
Tell-tale tracks - Geograph - 131706.jpg
Tell-tale tracks
Motorway Intersection - Geograph - 52127.jpg
Motorway Intersection
M56 Westbound - Geograph - 49125.jpg
M56 Westbound
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M56 eastbound, Weaver Viaduct approach (near Junction 12)
M56 J9 looking east - Coppermine - 22929.jpg
M56 J9 looking east

A plane can be seen hovering over Manchester Airport in the distance

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 21, 2009 by Truvelo
M56 J9 - Coppermine - 22912.jpg
M56 J9

Totally dead at 3am in the morning

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 20, 2009 by Truvelo
M56 junction with M53 - Coppermine - 9725.jpg
M56 junction with M53

SOX lighting on an early evening in December 2000

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jan 12, 2007 by Truvelo
M60 J3-4 - Coppermine - 1250.jpg
M60 J3-4

These signs, on the clockwise carriageway at J3-4, are considered confusing by some motorists, who end up cutting across the tiger-tails, etc. Why does this happen when this sign clearly points out the lanes...?

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 21, 2005 by Bryn666
M56 East bound juc 10-9 - Geograph - 1679781.jpg
M56 East bound juc 10-9
M56 evening - Coppermine - 11846.jpg
M56 evening

Taken at dusk in December 2000.

Winner - June 2007

Also chosen as Photo of the Year for 2007

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on May 19, 2007 by Truvelo
M56 chevrons.jpg
Keep apart two chevrons.
M56 westbound.jpg
Heading west along the M56.
M56 Lymm Interchange gantry.jpg
M56 J9, eastbound, nearing the split.
M56 J3 - 06 - Coppermine - 1461.jpg
M56 J3 - 06

and 4 lanes become 5. M56 TOTSO's about 1/4 mile ahead - 2 lanes for the M56, 3 for the A5103

Posted by RickyB_uk on 9/23/2003

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 24, 2005 by M4Simon
M56 J3 - 10 - A5103 6 - Coppermine - 1462.jpg
M56 J3 - 10 - A5103_6

A No Peds, No Horses, No cycles sign which is placed right at the end of the sliproad. Why is it at the end of the slip and not the beginning - because there's a bus stop on the sliproad!!! Also, there is a cycle path which starts here which runs along the left side of the carriageway.

Posted by RickyB_uk on 9/23/2003

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 24, 2005 by M4Simon
M56 J3 - 01 - Coppermine - 1460.JPG
M56 J3 - 01

All of a sudden, you are faced with 15 signed destinations on one sign AND a motorway TOTSO. There are even more destinations on smaller signs alongside the carriageway - Cheadle Royal, Trafford Centre, Castlefields, G-Mex.

Posted by RickyB_uk on 9/23/2003

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 24, 2005 by M4Simon
M56 J3 - 02 - Coppermine - 1459.jpg
M56 J3 - 02

The sign right at the TOTSO itself - about 200 yards beyond the last sign.

Posted by RickyB_uk on 9/23/2003

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 24, 2005 by M4Simon
M56 J3 - 04 - Coppermine - 1457.jpg
M56 J3 - 04

The first sign you get to for Junction 3. We haven't yet passed Junction 4 yet.

Posted by RickyB_uk on 9/23/2003

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 24, 2005 by M4Simon
M56 J3 - 05 - Coppermine - 1456.jpg
M56 J3 - 05

The 2nd sign you get to for Junction 3 - this time just as the Junction 4 sliproads merge in.

Posted by RickyB_uk on 9/23/2003

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 24, 2005 by M4Simon
M56 J3 - 03 - Coppermine - 1458.jpg
M56 J3 - 03

the left half of the previous sign along with a sign on the carriageway of which half has gone missing. Several others had this treatment as well!

Posted by RickyB_uk on 9/23/2003

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 24, 2005 by M4Simon
M56 - Geograph - 1725705.jpg
M56
The M56 at Junction 10 - Geograph - 1725531.jpg
The M56 at Junction 10
Lymm Interchange.PNG
Lymm Interchange as it is now.
Lymm Interchange 1972.PNG
Lymm Interchange as it was in 1972.
Lymm Interchange 1973.PNG
Lymm Interchange as it was in 1973.
Lymm Interchange 1974.PNG
Lymm Interchange as it was in 1974.
Lymm Interchange 1976.PNG
Lymm Interchange as it was in 1976.
Inside the Roundabout - Geograph - 895240.jpg
Inside the Roundabout
The line of the Roman road inside the roundabout at the junction of the A556, A56 and M56 sliproad.
M56 J6-J8 closure queue on approach.jpg
M56 is closed between J6-8 due to a bridge replacement. This is the start of the queue between J4-5.
M56 J6-J8 closure queue.jpg
M56 between J6-8 is closed so all traffic has to leave at the next junction. Traffic on the left of the picture is joining from the airport.
M56 closure at J9.jpg
Traffic heading east on the M56 has to leave due to a bridge replacement at the next junction. Three lanes have been maintained here which results in traffic moving normally. It would have been all to easy to force everything into one or two lanes resulting in long queues.
M56, Sutton Weaver - Geograph - 2154145.jpg
Bridge carrying the A56 over the M56 at Sutton Weaver
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Approaching Stoak Interchange from M56 westbound.
M56 Stoak Interchange 2.jpg
The first exit on Stoak Interchange on the M56, this exit is for the east and centre of Chester and for the eastern end of the A55. It's also the exit for Wrexham from the M56.
M56 westbound 1.jpg
After Stoak, the road goes down to two lanes, and the road quality is about to take a decline...
M56 westbound poor surface.jpg
Here, on the final stretch of M56 north of Chester (approaching the bridge over the A41), the surface is of very poor quality.
M56 Dunkirk 1.jpg
The bridge over the A41 marks the last mile to go before the western end of the M56.
M56 Dunkirk 2.jpg
A mile later we reach the end of the M56, and the road becomes the A494 at a seemingly arbitrary point. Half a mile to Parkgate Roundabout.
Old Manchester 8. M56 & Airport Spur - Coppermine - 234.jpg
Old Manchester 8. M56 & Airport Spur

The interesting thing here is not the Airport spur. There is some sort of road proposed for round the South and the East sides of Newall Green? Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Apr 03, 2005 by Mediaman_12

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Manchester 1979 - Coppermine - 19.jpg
Manchester 1979

How it was... Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 09, 2005 by M4Simon

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Manchester 1976 - Coppermine - 18.jpg
Manchester 1976

How it was... Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Mar 09, 2005 by M4Simon

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M6 southbound, J20 - Coppermine - 3165.jpg
M6 southbound, J20

The M56 passes over us.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Aug 24, 2005 by antster1983
M53 route investigation - Coppermine - 13249.gif
M53 route investigation

Possible southern route of M53 at time of site investigation

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 22, 2007 by RichardA35
Airport Interchange complete.png
Airport Interchange as originally intended with all movements possible apart from West<>North
Lymm Interchange - Coppermine - 9072.jpg
Lymm Interchange

Approaching from the M56 during a closure. Notice the old streetlights and signs - most of this has since been updated.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Nov 08, 2006 by Bryn666
Lymm Interchange - Coppermine - 9071.jpg
Lymm Interchange

Featuring original signs and lighting. I don't know what is under the 'Leeds (M62)' patch...

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Nov 08, 2006 by Bryn666

 
 
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