M53 motorway

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M53 shield

M53
Looking north near Storeton
Route information
Maintained by Highways England
Length18.9 mi (30.4 km)
Existed1972–present
HistoryOpened: 1972
Completed: 1982
Major junctions
North endBidston
53°24′41″N 3°04′49″W / 53.4114°N 3.0802°W / 53.4114; -3.0802 (M53 motorway (northern terminus))
 Junction 11.svg UK-Motorway-M56.svg
J11 → M56 motorway
South endHoole Village
53°12′52″N 2°51′24″W / 53.2144°N 2.8567°W / 53.2144; -2.8567 (M53 motorway (southern terminus))
Location
CountiesMerseyside, Cheshire
Primary
destinations
Wallasey
Birkenhead
Ellesmere Port
Chester
Road network
M50M54

The M53, or Mid-Wirral Motorway, is a motorway in North West England. It connects the A55 near Chester with the Kingsway Tunnel by Liverpool. The motorway is about 19 miles (31 km) long.[1][2]

Junctions[change | change source]

M53 motorway junctions
mile km Northbound exits (B carriageway) Junction Southbound exits (A carriageway)
0.0 0.0 End of motorway Mauritius Road Signs - Information Sign - End of Motorway.svg
Road continues as
Wallasey Tunnel towards Liverpool
J1 Birkenhead, New Brighton, Wallasey A5139 (A554)
Non-motorway traffic
Birkenhead Uk roadsign ferry.svg[Note 1] A5139 Start of motorway UK motorway symbol.svg
Wallasey, Birkenhead A554
End of motorway Mauritius Road Signs - Information Sign - End of Motorway.svg
West Kirby A551 (B5139)
Moreton A551, Hoylake (A553)
J2A Start of motorway
(Moreton Spur)
UK motorway symbol.svg
Upton A551
6.5 10.5 Hoylake, West Kirby (A551) J2 Hoylake, West Kirby (A551)
8.6 13.8 Birkenhead A552 J3 Birkenhead, Heswall A552
11.7 18.8 Clatterbridge, Heswall, Bebington A5137 J4 Bebington, Bromborough, Clatterbridge, Neston A5137
15.8 25.4 Birkenhead, Queensferry A41 J5 NORTH WALES, Queensferry, Eastham A41
16.2 26.1 Entering Merseyside J6 Vauxhall (Cars Only), Eastham Oil Terminal
Vauxhall (Cars Only), Eastham Oil Terminal Entering Cheshire
17.5 28.2 Overpool, Whitby, North Road Industrial Estate B5132 J7 Overpool, Whitby, North Road Industrial Estate B5132
18.3 29.5 Netherpool and Rossmore Industrial Estates, Docks J8 Netherpool and Rossmore Industrial Estates, Docks
19.1 30.7 Ellesmere Port (Centre), Boat Museum A5032 J9 Ellesmere Port (Centre), Stanlow, Boat Museum A5032
20.9 33.7 Queensferry, Stanlow A5117 J10 Queensferry, Stanlow A5117
21.6 34.8 Runcorn, Liverpool Airport interchange, Warrington, (M6),

Manchester M56

J11 Runcorn, Warrington, (M6), Manchester M56
24.5 39.5 Start of motorway UK motorway symbol.svg J12 Chester A56
24.9 40.1 Chester, Helsby A56
Non-motorway traffic
End of motorway Mauritius Road Signs - Information Sign - End of Motorway.svg
Road continues as
A55 towards North Wales

References[change | change source]

  1. "Motorway Database: M53". CBRD. Retrieved 12 August 2008. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. "The Mid-Wirral Motorway M53 and A55 Extension to the Welsh Border". The Motorway Archive. Archived from the original on 23 April 2017. Retrieved 22 April 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)