Roadworks lifted for late May Bank Holiday Weekend

May 25th, 2011

Motorists taking day trips over the coming bank holiday weekend should have an easier journey as the Highways Agency suspends or completes 107 miles of roadworks on motorways and other major roads in England over the Late May Bank Holiday weekend.
Around 74 carriageway miles of works will be completed this week and 33 carriageway miles will be suspended between Friday 27 and May 31, providing extra capacity for bank holiday traffic.

Roads Minister, Mike Penning, said:
“Removing these roadworks will help everyone planning to drive over the bank holiday weekend. More than 98 per cent of the strategic road network will be clear of roadworks, meaning more lanes will be open and many speed restrictions lifted.
“Highways Agency traffic officers will also be on patrol to help clear up any incidents as quickly as possible. And the Highways Agency will continue to provide information on current road conditions through its range of traffic information services to help drivers to plan their journeys.”
Live traffic information is provided through the internet, local and national radio travel bulletins, electronic road signs and mobile phone applications.
The Agency is also providing live traffic information for key holiday routes via the Twitter micro-blogging website.
Road users can also call the Highways Agency Information Line (0300 123 5000) to keep up to date with road conditions.
Fifty-one sets of roadworks will be completed ahead of the bank holiday traffic. A further 20 sets of roadworks and lane restrictions will be removed by 06:00 on Friday and will not be put back before 00:01 on Tuesday 31 May. At 25 locations, lane restrictions or temporary speed limits will need to remain in place for the safety of drivers and their passengers. (Full details below and on the Highways Agency website)

Around 74 carriageway miles of works will be completed this week and 33 carriageway miles will be suspended between Friday 27 and May 31, providing extra capacity for bank holiday traffic.

Roads Minister, Mike Penning, said:
“Removing these roadworks will help everyone planning to drive over the bank holiday weekend. More than 98 per cent of the strategic road network will be clear of roadworks, meaning more lanes will be open and many speed restrictions lifted.
“Highways Agency traffic officers will also be on patrol to help clear up any incidents as quickly as possible. And the Highways Agency will continue to provide information on current road conditions through its range of traffic information services to help drivers to plan their journeys.”
Live traffic information is provided through the internet, local and national radio travel bulletins, electronic road signs and mobile phone applications.
The Agency is also providing live traffic information for key holiday routes via the Twitter micro-blogging website.
Road users can also call the Highways Agency Information Line (0300 123 5000) to keep up to date with road conditions.
Fifty-one sets of roadworks will be completed ahead of the bank holiday traffic. A further 20 sets of roadworks and lane restrictions will be removed by 06:00 on Friday and will not be put back before 00:01 on Tuesday 31 May. At 25 locations, lane restrictions or temporary speed limits will need to remain in place for the safety of drivers and their passengers. (Full details below and on the Highways Agency website)

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