Roadworks to be lifted ahead of bank holiday weekend
22/08/2016 Highways Reporters
Highways England will lift or complete more than 370 miles of roadworks ahead of the August bank holiday.
The government owned company will remove the roadworks by early Friday (26 August) morning to help people get away on bank holiday journeys with as little disruption from roadworks as possible.
Almost 98% of England’s motorway and major A-roads, the strategic road network, will have no roadworks over the August bank holiday period.
Highways England chief executive Jim O’Sullivan said: “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.
“We’re asking people to be prepared too. Make sure you have everything you need for your journey should there be any delays, check before and during your journey and also make sure you’re aware of the signs and signals on motorways.”