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Region: North West

The Mid-Wirral Motorway M53 and A55 Extension to the Welsh Border
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SectionConstruction startedOpened to traffic
Mersey tunnel to Hooton (J1 to J5)July 1969February 1972
(M531) Hooton to Ellesmere Port (J5 to J8) designated as motorwayN/AOctober 1974
(M531) Ellesmere Port to A5117 (J8 to J10)?
A5117 to M56 (J10 to J11)?March 1981
Stoak to Chester (J11 to J12)June 1980July 1982
A55 Improvement at ChesterOctober 1989June 1991
A55 Chester Southerly By-pass?December 1976

Note: County Motorway M531 became part of Trunk Motorway M53 in March 1981