Fix the M56!

The stretch of M56 between Chester and Runcorn has become renowned for its collisions, especially between junctions 12 and 14. Many of these have resulted in serious injuries and fatalities.

There have been several recent incidents which have led to the complete or partial closure of this key highway, leaving the surrounding road network unable to cope with the sheer volume of traffic. This has brought misery to thousands of local residents, businesses and commuters who are regularly affected by problems on the M56.

The Department for Transport (DfT) has recently announced that it will be upgrading other sections of the M56 to become 'smart motorway', yet the stretch between Chester and Runcorn will not be upgraded. There are also other initiatives that could be considered by the government and Highways England to improve the safety and efficiency of this motorway.

We, the undersigned, call upon the government and Highways England to launch an immediate review into this particular stretch of motorway and take prompt action to improve its safety.

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  • signed 2017-07-06 21:55:06 +0100
  • signed 2017-07-06 20:48:22 +0100
    The M56 needs to be upgraded to a smart motorway to ease congestion and improve safety
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    Margaret Osborne
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  • signed 2017-07-06 17:22:13 +0100
    My daughter travels up this motorway every day to Manchester for work , I worry about her all the time ,there are so many accidents
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    Lynn Holmes
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