Roadworks lifted for Bank Holiday weekend

Written by Ellie

Motorists up and down the country will benefit from clearer roads this coming Bank Holiday weekend, Highways England has reassured drivers.

Travellers planning getaways during the coming days will see up to 373 miles of roadworks across England completed in time for the Bank Holiday rush, with work on motorways and major A roads being given a high priority this week.

From the early hours of Friday (06:00 on August 26th), the government body has committed to either completing or suspending 179 individual road improvement projects, with all affected works to be placed on hold until 00:01 on August 30th at the earliest.

Highways England chief executive Jim O'Sullivan commented: "This August Bank Holiday, we're helping drivers with their journeys by clearing roadworks across the majority of our motorways and major A roads in England.

"Our traffic officers will also be on patrol and working with partners to help clear any incidents; the vast majority of which will be dealt with in under an hour."

However, he added that travellers themselves can make a big difference in helping to cut down on unnecessary levels of congestion in the days ahead.

Motorists are urged to ensure they are planning their journeys in advance to avoid the busiest routes throughout the Bank Holiday weekend, while proper maintenance of all vehicles should be carried out before heading travellers embark to help keep the number of breakdowns on busy carriageways to a minimum.

Posted on 23rd August 2016

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