Roadworks to stop for weekend

Work on almost two thirds of all major roadworks will stop for the bank holiday weekend, according to the Highways Agency.

A total of 18 sets of roadworks will be completed and a further 49 will be suspended from 6am on Friday August 22 to midnight on Bank Holiday Monday, August 25.

Work will continue on the M1 in Yorkshire between junction 32 south of Rotherham. Junction 35 south of Doncaster will be closed at midnight on Saturday August 23 and is expected to remain closed for most of the Sunday.

Roadworks will remain on the M1 junction 6a north of Watford to junction 10 at Luton as well as the M27 at junctions 3-4 near Southampton, the M56 junction 7 eastbound near Altrincham, Cheshire, and the M25 junctions 1b-3 Dartford widening in Kent.

Highways Agency network operations director Derek Turner said: "We are doing everything we can to help drivers with their journeys. We have removed as many roadworks as possible and we also provide a number of information services that will help drivers."

He went on: "I urge drivers to plan their journeys using the travel information available on our website and our traffic radio and telephone information services as well as by listening to local radio traffic bulletins."

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