Roadworks suspended for bank holiday
* To ease traffic congestion * Work stopped at 31 sites * 22 others completed...
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:
On digital radio http://www.trafficradio.org.uk.
Or using a mobile phone at: http://www.highways.gov.uk/mobile.
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:
M1 Junction 14-15 north and southbound
A5 High Street north and southbound
A1M Junction 10
Entry slip road, carriageway repairs
A5 Portway north and southbound
Verge/off road works
A1M Junction 6
Welwyn and Hertford
Exit slip roads only
M1 Junction 10-13
Carriageway repairEast Midlands
A14 Junction 1 - M1 junction 19 interchange
A14 Junction 2 - 7
A14 Junction 11 - 9
M6 southbound Junction 41-42
M62 Junction 21-22
Rakewood viaduct. Bridge resurfacing and maintenance.
A66 Lambfoot to Embleton
M6 Harrowstead Junction 39-40
A66 Penruddock to Beckses
Drainage and resurfacing
A590 Dalton bypass
Barrow in Furness
A595 Chapel Brow to Stainburn
A595 West Lakes Science Park
M6 Junction 40 - 41
Survey workSouth East
Pavement renewal at Donnington, contraflow lifted
M20 Junction 4 - 8
Installation of signs at side of the road
Lay-by safety gate
M23 Junction 9
Coopers Hill viaduct refurbishment
A36 between Peters Finger and Bourneway
Access improvementsWest Midlands
A49/M6 Junction 2
Yorkshire and North East
A64 Hopgrove Roundabout
Hopgrove Junction roundabout upgrade
Adwick Le Street
A1M Junction 60