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Roadworks suspended for bank holiday

  • To ease traffic congestion
  • Work stopped at 31 sites
  • 22 others completed
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Roadworks across the UK have been suspended or completed to ease bank holiday traffic jams.

With recession-hit holidaymakers staying at home, roads are expected to be busier than ever over the bank holiday weekend.

In an attempt to cut jams and improve traffic flow, the Highways Agency has suspended or completed half of its roadworks on motorways and major A roads.

Check before you leave
Derek Turner, director of network operations at the Highways Agency, said: 'At this time of year a lot of people will be taking journeys they're not familiar with, so our advice is to plan your journey and make sure you check the route before you leave.

'We expect roads to the main holiday centres, ports and airports will be busy, so we're doing everything we can to help drivers. We've removed as many roadworks as possible and provided a number of information services to help drivers plan their journeys.'

Check your route here
The Highways Agency's information is available at:
http://www.highways.gov.uk.
On digital radio http://www.trafficradio.org.uk.
Or using a mobile phone at: http://www.highways.gov.uk/mobile.

Roadworks lifted
There will be 31 sets of roadworks lifted for the bank holiday weekend, between 06:00 on Friday, August 28 and 00:01 on Tuesday, September 1. These are:

East

M1 Junction 14-15 north and southbound
Milton Keynes
Bridge works
A5 High Street north and southbound
Dunstable
Developer works
A1M Junction 10
Stotfold
Entry slip road, carriageway repairs
A5 Portway north and southbound
Milton Keynes
Verge/off road works
A1M Junction 6
Welwyn and Hertford
Exit slip roads only

M1 Junction 10-13
Luton
Carriageway repairEast Midlands

A14 Junction 1 - M1 junction 19 interchange
Catthorpe
Technology works
A14 Junction 2 - 7
Market Harborough
Technology works
A14 Junction 11 - 9
Kettering
Technology works

North West

M6 southbound Junction 41-42
Carlisle
Bridge maintenance
M62 Junction 21-22
Rochdale
Rakewood viaduct. Bridge resurfacing and maintenance.
A66 Lambfoot to Embleton
Cockermouth
Resurfacing
M6 Harrowstead Junction 39-40
Penrith
Bridge maintenance
A66 Penruddock to Beckses
Penrith
Drainage and resurfacing
A590 Dalton bypass
Barrow in Furness
Resurfacing
A595 Chapel Brow to Stainburn
Workington
Drainage surveys
A595 West Lakes Science Park
Whitehaven
Ironwork renewal
A585
Esprick,
Resurfacing

M6 Junction 40 - 41
Penrith
Survey workSouth East

A34
Newbury
Pavement renewal at Donnington, contraflow lifted
M20 Junction 4 - 8
Maidstone
Installation of signs at side of the road
A2
Canterbury
Drainage Surveys
A2
Canterbury
Jubilee Way
Lay-by safety gate
M23 Junction 9
Weatherhill
Coopers Hill viaduct refurbishment

South West

A36 between Peters Finger and Bourneway
Access improvementsWest Midlands

A49/M6 Junction 2
Coventry
Junction improvements
A5
Cannock
Junction improvements

Yorkshire and North East

A64 Hopgrove Roundabout
York
Hopgrove Junction roundabout upgrade
A1M
Adwick Le Street
A1/A638 Redhouse
Lighting renewals
A66
Darlington
Little Burdon
Electrical works.
A1M Junction 60
Durham
Bridge repairs