Press release

Daytime closures for A55/A483 scheme this weekend

Drivers using the A55 and A483 south of Chester this weekend are being advised that carriageway closures will be taking place as part of the junction improvement scheme at ‘Posthouse’ Roundabout.

This weekend’s full carriageway closures include the closure of the eastbound A55 under the roundabout between Friday and Sunday and throughout Saturday - for a total of 31 hours - and the partial closure of the roundabout itself from Friday night until Sunday morning.

Users of the junction should leave extra time to take diversion routes with delays at peak times likely.

Details of the weekend’s schedule are as follows:

  • total Closure of A55 eastbound carriageway under the roundabout between 10pm on Friday (5 June) and 7am on Sunday (7 June) with drivers required to use the roundabout exit and entry slips to leave and re-join the eastbound A55
  • total closure of the A55 westbound carriageway under the roundabout between 10pm on Saturday and 7am on Sunday with drivers required to use the roundabout exit and entry slips to leave and re-join the westbound A55
  • total weekend closure of the west bridge – between 10pm on Friday and 5am on Monday (8 June) - with traffic using the A483 away from Wrexham diverted onto the westbound A55 and required to turn at junction 36A to join the eastbound A55 or to reach the eastbound exit slip for the A483 north of Posthouse Roundabout for Chester. Drivers already on the westbound A55 seeking to leave at Posthouse Roundabout can join the southbound A483 but to access the northbound A483 will also need to travel to junction 36A and join the eastbound A55. Both roundabout approaches from the northbound and southbound A483 willl also be reduced to a single lane

More information is available on the project pages.

Drivers are urged to check travel conditions before setting out on journeys. Highways England provides live traffic information via its website, local and national radio travel bulletins, electronic road signs and mobile platforms, such as the iPhone. Information is also available from Twitter via @highwaysNWEST as well as services in other regions.

Providing they can do so safely, road users can also call the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000 to keep up to date with road conditions.

General enquiries

Members of the public should contact the Highways England customer contact centre on 0300 123 5000.

Media enquiries

Journalists should contact the Highways England press office on 0844 693 1448 and use the menu to speak to the most appropriate press officer.