M53 | Merseyside | Both Directions | Serious Incident | Road Closed

The M53 in Merseyside is closed in both directions between J4 (Clatterbridge, A5137) and J5 (Queensferry, A550) due to a serious incident. North West Motorway Police are on scene, and Traffic Officers are assisting with road closures.

Southbound traffic will be diverted via the Hollow Yellow Diamond symbol.

- Leave the M53 southbound at J4, taking the third exit onto the B5151 southbound.

- Travel on the B5151 for just under 4 miles, to the junction with the B5133.

- Turn left onto the B5133 (Neston Road), then continue for just over 2.5 miles.

- At the junction with the A41, turn right onto the A41 (New Chester Road), and continue for a further 0.5 miles, to the junction with the M53 J5.

- Take the third exit and rejoin the M53 southbound.

Northbound traffic will be diverted via the Solid Black Diamond symbol.

- This is the reverse of the southbound diversion (From M53 J5, via A41 southbound, B5133 westbound and B5151 northbound to M53 J4)

For traffic approaching the closure locally, you are advised to expect disruption with extra journey time and may potentially have to re-route your journey.  

If travelling towards this area from much further afield, you may wish to change your strategic route, allow extra travel time and follow guidance from our on-road Variable Message Signs and media.  

Further incident information is available from Highways England by visiting our www.trafficengland.com website and travel apps, or via our @HighwaysNWEST regional Twitter feed. For urgent real time assistance, our 24/7 Customer Contact Centre is able to provide up-to-the-minute information on 03001235000.

Last updated on: 16/08/2019 11:37