Roadworks removed over Christmas period
Over 97% of strategic A roads and motorways will be free of roadworks over the festive period, Highways England has announced.
Between 06:00 Friday December 21 to 00:01 Wednesday January 2, roadworks will be removed wherever it is safe to do so in order to minimise disruption and facilitate a free-flowing road network.
More than 200 miles of roadworks will be suspended to help ensure those travelling over the Christmas period do not experience further delays.
Melanie Clarke, Highways England Customer Service Director, said: “We’re doing everything we can to make journeys as smooth as possible for this Christmas getaway and that’s why we’re keeping more than 97% of our road network free from roadworks.”
Roadways will also be patrolled by Highways England traffic officers to assist those who experience difficulty.
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