Press release

Highways England lifts roadworks to help drivers this Bank Holiday

Highways England has lifted as many roadworks as possible from today to help bank holiday travellers over one of the busiest weekends of the year.

As announced at the beginning of the week, 155 sets of roadworks were being completed or lifted from England’s motorways and major roads by today (22 May) – leaving 96.9% of its 9,534 lane-miles free of roadworks.

In addition, Highways England put emergency measures in place to suspend these roadworks beyond the Bank Holiday weekend until Thursday, to help customers in the event of a rail strike.

In light of the suspension of industrial action these measures will not now be necessary and where possible work will return to business as usual from Tuesday, keeping England’s motorways and major routes in top condition for drivers across the country.

Simon Sheldon-Wilson, Customer Operations director at Highways England, said:

Our priority now is to ensure we get back to business as usual wherever we can from Tuesday, so that we can continue delivering our ambitious programme of work across the country to keep motorways and major roads in peak condition for our customers.

Highways England staff and our contractors will continue to work round the clock to ensure traffic can move around as easily as possible. We urge road users to plan ahead for their journeys and check conditions before setting out.

We know many people will be travelling to airports and holiday destinations, or to spend time with their friends and family this weekend, and we are keen that they get to their destinations safely.

We’ll continue to work closely with our partners to ensure we manage traffic and smooth journeys to big events like football matches or Bank Holiday shows, so everyone gets to have a safe and fun weekend.

In some locations it may not be possible to reinstate all roadworks by Tuesday, but they will be put back in place as soon as possible. See a map showing the locations of planned lifted and completed schemes.

We will complete 267 lane-miles of roadworks at 105 locations before the bank holiday, while 50 sets of roadworks and lane restrictions will be removed across 127 lane-miles of carriageway.

For the safety of drivers and their passengers, lane restrictions or temporary speed limits will need to remain at 63 locations. See a map showing the location of remaining schemes.

There is planned engineering work on several major rail routes over the bank holiday period, which will limit train services between Bolton and Manchester, and Oxenholme and Glasgow. We’ve put together a map showing which rail services are affected, and where Highways England roadworks remain nearby. You can click each pin for further information. See a map showing the location of remaining schemes near affected rail routes.

To give drivers as much information as possible to plan their trips, Highways England will also flag potential holiday routes which could get busy over the bank holiday weekend. See a list of potential hotspots.

In the meantime, drivers can get the latest travel information from Highways England’s website.

Completed

A420 to Commonhead (near Swindon)

Cyclic works: 3.4 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

Commonhead to A420 (near Swindon)

Cyclic works: 2.9 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

Lady Lane to A420 (near Swindon)

Cyclic works: 4.2 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A420 to Lady Lane (near Swindon)

Cyclic works: 3.7 miles of roadworks completed for Spring Bank Holiday

Quarry Junction to Burford Road (near Cirencester)

Cyclic works: 3.7 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

Burford Road to Quarry Junction (near Cirencester)

Cyclic works: 3.7 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

Air Balloon Roundabout to Burford Road (near Gloucester and Cirencester)

Cyclic works: 11.6 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

Burford Road to Air Balloon Roundabout (near Gloucester and Cirencester)

Cyclic works: 11.9 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A46 junction to Air Balloon Roundabout (near Gloucester)

Cyclic works: 2.6 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

Air Balloon Roundabout to A46 junction (near Gloucester)

Cyclic works: 2.4 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

M4 junction 17-18 (near Chippenham)

Resurfacing: 2.5 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

M5 junction 28-29 (near Exeter)

Barrier Works: 2 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

M5 junction 17 (near Bristol)

Third party pinch point: 0.5 mile of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

M48 Severn Bridge (near Chepstow)

Maintenance: 2 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A303 Illminster slip road (near Illminster)

Resurfacing: 0.5 mile of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A27 Southwick (near Brighton)

Tunnel inspections: 1 mile of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A23 Crawley (near Crawley)

Electrical testing: 1 mile of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

M2 Medway (near Medway)

Lighting column replacement: 1 mile of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

M20 junction 5-3 (near Maidstone)

Resurfacing: 3 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

M20 junction 4 to 5 (near Maidstone)

Drainage investigations: 3 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

M20 junction 4-13 (near Ashford)

Lighting repairs: 1 mile of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

M2 junction 1 (near Gravesend)

Electrical testing: 1 mile of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A2 Lydden (near Dover)

Third party utility works: 1 mile of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A2 Jubilee Way (near Dover)

Litter clearance: 2 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A2 Thannington (near Canterbury)

White lining: 1 mile of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

M23 junction 9 (near Crawley)

Resurfacing: 2 mile of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

M23 junction 8 (near Crawley)

Investigation work: 6 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

M23 junction 8 to 11 (near Crawley)

Sign renewal: 8 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A23 Pease Pottage (near Crawley)

Investigation work: 2 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

M25 Jct 4 to Jct 5 (near Kent)

Hard shoulder running with 50mph speed restriction: 2.6 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

M25 junction 4-5 (near Kent)

Carriageway closure - resurfacing works: 2.6 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

M25 junction 5 (near Sevenoaks)

Lane 2 closure - resurfacing works: 1 mile of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A25 to M25 (near Sevenoaks)

Carriageway closure - resurfacing works: 1 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

M25 junction 4 exit slip (near Kent)

Exit slip closure - resurfacing works: 1 mile of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

M25 junction 5 Spur Road (near Sevenoaks)

Carriageway closure - resurfacing works: 1 mile of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

Link road closure - resurfacing works: 1 mile of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A14 junction 46-47 (near Bury St Edmunds)

Bridge maintenance: 3 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

Near Lowestoft

Carriageway patching: 2 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

Near Honningham

Sign replacement: 0.3 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A47 junction 19 (near Peterborough)

Bridge maintenance: 3 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

M1 junction 24-25 (near Nottingham)

Bridge works: 1.75 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

M1 junction 24a (near Derby)

Bridge works: 1 mile of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

M1 junction 24 (near Derby)

Carriageway repairs: 0.25 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

M1 junction 27 (near Mansfield)

Bridge works: 2.5 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

M69 junction 1-2 (near Coventry)

Bridge works: 0.5 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A1 Stamford-Newark on Trent (near Grantham)

Horticultural works: 5 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A5 Mancetter to Crick (near Coventry)

Horticultural works: 5 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A5 Mancetter to Crick (near Coventry)

Barrier works: 5 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A5 Tove to Weedon Bec (near Towcester)

Drainage works: 2.5 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A5 Towcester (near Towcester)

Horticultural works: 0.25 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A14 junction 1-13 (near Kettering)

Horticultural works - 5 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A38 Palm Court to Kedleston (near Derby)

Electrical works: 0.25 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A38 Palm Court to Little Eaton (near Derby)

Electrical works: 4 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A42 junction 13-12 (near Ashby-De-La-Zouch)

Survey works: 2.75 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A43 Padbury Roundabout-Barley Mow Roundabout (near Bicester)

Carriageway resurfacing: 5 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A43 Towcester to Brackley (near Towcester)

White lining and signing works: 5 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A43 Padbury Roundabout-Ardley Roundabout (near Bicester)

Junction improvements: 1.5 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A45 Skew Bridge to Little Irchester (near Wellingborough)

Carriageway repair: 2.5 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A45 Skew Bridge to Stanwick (near Wellingborough)

Survey works: 3.75 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A45 Barnes meadow to Queen Eleanor (near Northampton)

Electrical works: 1 mile of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A46 Widmerpool (near Nottingham)

Drainage works: 2 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A52 Spondon (near Derby)

Electrical works: 0.5 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A52 Spondon (near Derby)

Electrical works: 0.5 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A52 Spondon (near Derby)

Bridge works: 2.25 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A52 Saxondale to Barrowby (near Nottingham)

Survey works: 2.5 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A52 Bramcote Roundabout to Priory Roundabout (near Nottingham)

Survey works: 2.5 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A52 Dunkirk Roundabout to Nottingham Knight Roundabout (near Nottingham)

Electrical works: 2.25 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A14 junction 29-26 (near Huntingdon)

Carriageway patching: 10 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

M1 junction 8-9 (near Hemel Hempstead)

Electrical works: 3 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A421 (near Bedford)

Resurfacing, renewal of road markings and road studs: 8 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A1(M) southbound, junction 15-14 (near Peterborough)

Department for Transport Traffic Site Maintenance: 0.5 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

Junction 15 Entry Slip NB (Sawtry) (near Peterborough)

Bulk lamp change - lighting: 0.5 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

Junction 15 Exit Slip SB (Sawtry) (near Peterborough)

Bulk lamp change - lighting: 0.3 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

Junction 15 Entry Slip SB (Sawtry) (near Peterborough)

Bulk lamp change - lighting: 0.1 mile of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

Junction 15 exit slip northbound (Sawtry) (near Peterborough)

Bulk lamp change - lighting: 0.2 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

Rusts Lane exit slip southbound (Alconbury) (near Peterborough)

Bulk lamp change - lighting: 0.4 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

Rusts Lane entry slip northbound (Alconbury) (near Peterborough)

Bulk lamp change - lighting: 0.4 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

M6 junction 16 (near Stoke/Crewe)

Junction improvements: 2 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

M54 Junction 2-3 (near Albrighton)

Installation of message signs: 2.2 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A5 (near Gledrid)

Carriageway improvements: 1 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A5 (near Churchbridge)

Lighting column replacement: 2.3 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A5 (near Oswestry)

Carriageway improvements: 1 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

M18 junction 5-4 (near Doncaster)

Resurfacing works: 4 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

M62 junction 34-35 (near Doncaster)

Drainage renewal: 1 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

M18 junction 2/A1M junction 35 (near Doncaster)

Resurfacing works: 0.5 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A64 Fulford to Grimston (near York)

Drainage renewal: 0.4 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

M6 (near Carlisle)

Resurfacing works: 4 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

M6 (near Carlisle)

Joint replacement: 1 mile of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A66 (near Embleton)

Survey works: 1 mile of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A595 (near Hensingham)

Patching and joint sealing: 2 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

M6 (near Blackpool)

Complete outstanding painting works associated with junction 32 widening works: 2 mile(s) of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

M6 (near Carlisle)

Road marking renewal: 6 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A1M junction 63 (near Chester-le-Street)

Resurfacing: 1.1 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A1M junction 61 (near Durham)

Signal maintenance: 0.6 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A66 Bowes (near Barnard Castle)

Electrical: 0.8 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A1M junction 58 and junction 61 (near Durham)

Electrical: 0.7 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A1M junction 59 and junction 62 (near Durham)

Electrical: 0.7 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A1 Westerhope to Denton Burn (near Newcastle Upon Tyne)

Structural maintenance: 1.9 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A696 Kenton Bar to Newcastle Airport (near Newcastle Upon Tyne)

Resurfacing: 4.9 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A19 Killingworth to Holystone (near Newcastle Upon Tyne)

Resurfacing: 5.6 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A1M junction 50 to 51 (near Leeming Bar)

Signal maintenance: 0.8 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A1M junction 51 (near Leeming Bar)

Signal maintenance: 0.3 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A1 Felton to Denwick (near Alnwick)

Inspections: 19.7 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

A19 Moor Farm (near Newcastle Upon Tyne)

Signal maintenance: 0.3 miles of roadworks completed for Spring bank holiday

Lifted

A21 Hurst Green (near Hastings)

Signage installation: 2 miles of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

A259 Pevensey (near Eastbourne)

Electrical testing: 6 miles of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

A21 Riverhead (near Sevenoaks)

Electrical testing: 1 mile of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

M2 junction 1 to 7 (near Maidstone)

Electrical testing: 1 miles of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

M20 junction 3 to 13 (near Maidstone)

Central reservation replacement: 1 mile of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

A2 Jubilee Way (near Dover)

Lighting renewal: 2 miles of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

A23 junction 9 (near Crawley)

Electrical testing: 1 mile of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

A27 Hammerpot (near Chichester)

Drainage: 4 miles of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

M25 Junction 3-5 (near Orpington)

Resurfacing works: 4 miles of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

M25 Junction 7 (near Hooley)

Parapet replacement works: 1 mile of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

A120 Braintree to MarksTey (near Braintree)

Carriageway construction investigations: 8 miles of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

A1 Barrowby-Great Ponton (near Grantham)

Drainage works: 5 miles of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

A5 Manchester Roundabout - Junction 1 (M69) (near Nuneaton)

Drainage works: 5 miles of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

A14 Junction 9-10 (near Kettering)

Resurfacing works: 2.75 miles of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

A14 Junction 9 (near Kettering)

Resurfacing works: 1 miles of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

A14 Junction 8-9 (near Kettering)

Resurfacing works: 4 miles of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

A14 Junction 8 (near Kettering)

Resurfacing works: 1.25 miles of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

A14 Junction 7-8 (near Kettering)

Resurfacing works: 2.5 miles of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

A14 Junction 7 (near Kettering)

Resurfacing works: 1.25 miles of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

A14 Junction 5-7 (near Kettering)

Resurfacing works: 3.25 miles of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

A38 Alfreton - Little Eaton (near Alfreton)

Drainage works: 5 miles of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

A42 Junction 11-12 (near Ashby-de-la-Zouch)

Survey works: 5 miles of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

A43 Abthorpe - Blisworth (near Towcester)

Carriageway repairs: 2.25 miles of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

M6 Junction 4-5 (near Coleshill)

Lighting renewal: 10 miles of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

A40 (near Goodrich)

Safety fence upgrade: 1 miles of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

A46 (near Evesham)

Carriageway resurfacing: 2 miles of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

A46 (near Evesham)

Carriageway resurfacing: 1.7 miles of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

A46 (near Evesham)

Carriageway resurfacing: 1 miles of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

A38 (near Barton under Needwood)

Carriageway resurfacing: 2.2 miles of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

M42 J2-1 (near Bromsgrove)

Carriageway resurfacing: 4.4 miles of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

A40 (near Whitchurch)

Carriageway resurfacing: 2.5 miles of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

M6 J10-10A (near Wolverhampton)

Carriageway resurfacing: 5.6 miles of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

A58/M62 junction 26 Chain Bar (near Bradford)

Traffic signals renewal: 1 mile of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

A1M junction 35 (near Doncaster)

Resurfacing works: 0.5 miles of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

M25 junction 30-31 (near South Ockenden)

Resurfacing Works: 3.5 miles of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

A1023 (near Brentwood)

Junction 28 improvement works: 1 mile of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

A595 (near Calder Bridge)

Drainage renewal: 0.3 miles of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

A595 (near Bigrigg)

Boundary fence and drainage works: 0.3 miles of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

M55 junction 3 westbound entry slip (near Kirkham)

Emergency diversion route repairs and improvements: 1 mile of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

M55 Junction 3 eastbound entry slip (near Kirkham)

Emergency diversion route repairs and improvements: 1 mile of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

M55 junction 4 (near Blackpool)

Emergency diversion route repairs and improvements: 1 mile of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

M55 junction 1 westbound entry slip (near Broughton)

Emergency diversion route repairs and improvements: 0.1 mile of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

South of Dobies Roundabout (near Lillyhall)

Emergency diversion route repairs and improvements: 0.1 mile of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

M1 junction 1-4 (near Hendon)

Resurfacing works: 6.5 miles of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

M25 junction 20-21A (near Watford)

Maurier joint works: 2.1 miles of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

M4 junction 2 exit slip (near Heston)

Structure works: 1 mile of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

A1 River Coquet to Denton Burn Interchange (near Newcastle Upon Tyne)

Road lining renewal: 3 miles of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

A1 junction 51 (near Leeming Bar)

Construction works: 0.1 mile of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

A1 Morpeth to Alnwick (near Alnwick)

Construction works: 2.7 miles of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

A174/A19 (near Middlesbrough)

Road widening: 2.25 miles of roadworks lifted for Spring bank holiday

Remaining

A38 (near Exeter)

Central reserve widening and deep drainage works: 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes - 5 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: deep excavations in the central reserve with Zoneguard protection.

A38 (near Plymouth)

Excavation on verge for carriageway widening works: 30mph speed limit with some lane closures - 2.5 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: deep excavations on the near side verge.

M5 Junction 10 (near Cheltenham)

Bridge repairs: 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes - 1 mile of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: there will be open excavations around the verge piers. The vertical concrete barrier will have been removed which will expose piers to possible impact damage.

M5 Junction 14-15 (near Bristol)

Geotechnical and vehicle restraint system works: 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes - 0.5 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: due to open excavations for drainage works, the permanent barrier will not be in place, therefore the steep embankment, ditch and geotechnical nails will be unprotected.

A36 (near Bath)

Geotechnical, drainage and vehicle restraint system works: 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes and some lane closures - 2 miles of roadworks - moderate delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: there will be open excavations and an unstable road surface. Vehicles will be unable to pass.

M4 junction 12-11 (near Theale)

Bridge refurbishment: 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes - 2.3 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: the surfacing on the bridge deck will be removed in preparation for waterproofing.

M3 junction 6 (near Basingstoke)

Roundabout improvements: 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes - 0.6 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: open excavations.

M27 junction 3 (near Southampton)

Carriageway widening: 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes and some lane closures - 0 miles of roadworks - moderate delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: open excavations in verge.

M271 (near Southampton)

Carriageway widening: 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes - 0 miles of roadworks - moderate delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: open excavations in verge.

Carriageway widening: 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes - 0 miles of roadworks - moderate delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: open excavations in verge.

Carriageway widening: 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes - 0 miles of roadworks - moderate delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: open excavations in verge.

M4 junction 13-14 (near Newbury)

Waterproofing and bridge joints: 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes - 6 miles of roadworks - moderate delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: incomplete waterproofing or surfacing.

M4 junction 13-14 (near Newbury)

Waterproofing and bridge joints: 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes - 6 miles of roadworks - moderate delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: incomplete waterproofing or surfacing.

A34 Beedon (near Newbury)

Bridge strengthening and joints: 50mph speed limit - 1.5 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: Works access will need to remain open for maintenance over the embargo.

M27 junction 5 (near Eastleigh)

Pinch point improvements: 30mph speed limit with narrow lanes - 2 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: open excavations.

A34 Milton (near Didcot)

New bridge construction and roundabout improvements

Northbound: 50/40mph speed limits. Southbound: 50/40/30mph speed limits, narrow lanes, with some lane closures - 4 miles of roadworks - moderate delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: open excavations in southbound carriageway.

M3 junction 2-4a (near Farnborough, Frimley, Camberley and Bagshot)

Extensive earthworks/drainage works, installation of gantries, signage etc: 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes - 30 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: Scale of temporary traffic management protecting deep excavations.

A27 Kingsham (near Chichester)

Installing a bridge, a reduced speed limit of 40mph and narrow lanes: 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes and some lane closures - 1 mile of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: due to the work that is taking place and implementing a structure.

A13 between Wennington and A1082 (near Aveley, Thurrock)

The first phase of works to widen the A13 started on 27 February. Initial work involves site clearance, drainage and earthworks.

50mph speed limit with narrow lanes and some lane closures - 8 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: there are narrow lanes in place, keeping the same number of lanes running, overnight closures are lifted through the bank holiday, but it would not be safe or practical to remove the variguard, narrow lanes or speed limit. It would take at least 4 nights to remove the traffic management and another 4+ to set it out again, the cost and time implications and increased risk to road workers removing and setting out the traffic management are too great for very little change for road users. There would also be safety implications for road users as safety barrier has been removed behind the variguard barriers as part of site clearance work. The narrow lanes and 40mph limit will remain in place over the Spring bank holiday.

A21 Pembury to Tonbridge (near Tonbridge)

Carriageway widening, junction improvements: 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes and some lane closures - 3 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: Safety of the workforce and travelling public.

A282 junction 2 entry slip. QEII Bridge, approach to east and west bore tunnels (near Dartford)

Construction, improvements and upgrading: 50mph speed limit with some lane closures - 2 miles of roadworks - moderate delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: traffic management is required to allow traffic to be safely managed into the Dartford crossing tunnels while work to complete the new traffic control measures are completed as quickly as possible.

A47/A1042 (near Norwich)

Major junction upgrade: 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes and some lane closures - 3 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: Construction ongoing either side of the bank holiday embargo. Speed restriction remains for safety reasons.

A12 Junction 11-13 (near Brentwood)

Resurfacing, renewal of road markings and road studs, drainage and safety fence renewal: 40mph speed limit with narrow lanes and some lane closures - 6 miles of roadworks - moderate delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: construction works will be incomplete. All lanes will be open over the bank holiday period but the speed limit and centre line cylinder cones will remain in place for safety reasons and cost of removal and reinstatement.

A12 junctin 30-33 (near Ipswich)

Resurfacing, renewal of road markings and road studs, drainage and safety fence renewal: 40mph speed limit with narrow lanes and some lane closures - 6 miles of roadworks - moderate delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: construction works will be incomplete. All lanes will be open over the bank holiday period but the speed limit and centre line cylinder cones will remain in place for safety reasons and cost of removal and reinstatement.

M45 junction 17 (M1) - Dunchurch (near Rugby)

Barrier works: 50mph speed limit with some lane closures - 2.5 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: Excavation works for safety barrier protecting overbridges. Barrier guard remains for safety reasons.

A1 Elkesley (near Retford)

Junction improvement: 40mph speed limit with narrow lanes - 5 miles of roadworks - moderate delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: commencement of excavation works for central reserve pier. Narrow lanes remain for safety reasons.

A5 Longshoot-Dodwells Roundabout (near Nuneaton)

Junction improvement: 30mph speed limit with narrow lanes - 1 mile of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: Temporary speed limit and narrow lanes in place for safety reasons - incomplete signing and barrier.

A46 Farndon (near Newark on Trent)

Safety measures: 40mph speed limit with narrow lanes and some lane closures - 2.5 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring Bank Holiday: Due to new carriageway realignment and temporary surfacing the reduced speed limit has to remain in place for safety reasons.

A14 Junction 7-9 (near Kettering)

Widening of the A14 to create 3 lanes without hard shoulder: 40mph speed limit with some lane closures - 4.2 miles of roadworks - moderate delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: Traffic management is to provide 40 mph speed restriction alongside open excavations, incomplete safety barrier and prevent unsafe manoeuvres.

M1 Junction 19-15 (near Northampton)

Central reserve concrete barrier: 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes - 22 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: traffic management is to provide narrow lanes and 50 mph speed restriction alongside open excavations, prevent unsafe manoeuvres, and stop cross over incidents due to removal of central reservation barrier.

M1 junction 29-30 (near Chesterfield)

Works to enable the road to become a smart motorway: 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes - 15 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: traffic management is to provide narrow lanes and 50 mph speed restriction alongside open excavations, prevent unsafe manoeuvres. Journey time system in place so customers have accurate journey time information.

M1 junction 19 (near Lutterworth)

Provision of a new M6-A14 link underneath the M1: 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes and some lane closures - 2.9 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: crane platform and beam laydown area installed adjacent to live carriageway. Ongoing construction works to new underbridge and viaduct.

M6 junction 1 towards M1 junction 19 (near Lutterworth)

Provision of a new M6-A14 link including realignment of M6 to M1 links: 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes and some lane closures - 4 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: large, open excavation.

A14 between A14 junction 1 and the Catthorpe Interchange (near Lutterworth)

Provision of a new M6-A14 link and new M1 to A14 and A14 to M1 slip roads: 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes - 2.2 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: Open excavations and new road construction.

A453 (near Nottingham)

Carriageway widening: 40mph speed limit - 5.6 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: Due to the nature of the works it is not possible to remove the traffic management, as the project is now at an advanced state of changing from a single carriageway road to an all-purpose dual carriageway

A453 (near Nottingham)

Carriageway widening: 30mph speed limit - 1.7 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: Due to the nature of the works it is not possible to remove the traffic management, as the project is now at an advanced state of changing from a single carriageway S2 to single carriageway S4

M1 J10a (near Luton)

Construction of new slip road to Luton Airport: 30mph speed limit with narrow lanes - 1 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: construction will be incomplete and require significant expense of temporary barrier to be able to remove the traffic management.

A14 Junction 31 (near Cambridge)

Road widening: 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes and some lane closures - 3 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: construction will be incomplete. Open excavations to side of carriageway require temporary barrier.

A14 Junction 17-18 (near Huntingdon)

Safety fence renewal: 40mph speed limit with narrow lanes - 3 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: construction ongoing either side of the bank holiday embargo. Speed restriction remains for safety reasons due to narrow lane and incomplete barrier. Construction will be incomplete. Open excavations and dismantled VRS to side of carriageway require temporary barrier.

M54 Junction 3-5 (near Shifnal)

Concrete safety barrier installation, carriageway and drainage renewal: 40mph speed limit with narrow lanes - 6.5 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: open excavations, temporary road surface, incomplete safety barrier in central reserve.

M54 Junction 3-5 (near Shifnal)

Concrete safety barrier installation, carriageway and drainage renewal: 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes - 7.3 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: open excavations, incomplete safety barrier in central reserve.

M50 junction 1-2 (near Tewkesbury)

Structural repairs: 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes and some lane closures - 1 mile of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: single lane closure and narrow lanes westbound to limit and restrict loading on bridge below to ensure structure is not compromised during concrete repairs.

M50 junction 2-1 (near Tewkesbury)

Structural repairs: 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes and some lane closures - 2 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: single lane closure and narrow lanes eastbound to limit and restrict loading on bridge below to ensure structure is not compromised during concrete repairs.

M5 junction 4 (near Bromsgrove)

Junction improvements: 40mph speed limit with narrow lanes - 3.2 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: Major works under construction adjacent to narrow lanes.

M6 junction 6 (near Birmingham)

Structural repairs and re-waterproofing: 30mph speed limit with narrow lanes - 4 miles of roadworks - moderate delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: safety critical traffic management to safely manage the road user through the works whilst undertaking structural repairs to the viaduct.

M6 Junction 9-8 (near Birmingham)

Structural repairs and re-waterproofing: 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes and some lane closures - 2.5 miles of roadworks - moderate delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: safety critical traffic management to safely manage the road user through the works whilst undertaking structural repairs to the viaduct.

A38 (near Burton-on-Trent)

Junction improvements: 50mph speed limit - 2 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: open excavations adjacent to carriageway.

M6 Junction 16-18 (near Sandbach)

Converting bridge piers into single leaf pier: 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes - 3 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: open excavations and full scaffold around bridge piers.

M53 junction 1-2 (near Moreton)

Bridge strengthening: 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes and some lane closures - 1 mile of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: open excavations. Moreton East Bridge propped/jacked off carriageway below and Moreton South Bridge deck has been removed.

A55 North Wales Expressway Junction 38/A483 Wrexham Road (near Chester)

New signalised junction, widening and new footbridge: 50mph speed limit with some lane closures - 1 mile of roadworks - severe delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: Varioguard to protect temporary works on bridge, parapet removal and open excavations around inner circle of roundabout.

M60 junction 8 to M60 junction 12 (near Manchester)

Installation of smart motorway: 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes - 6.5 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: existing safety fences have been removed. Open excavations in isolated areas and unprotected highway furniture resulting in potential safety issues if traffic management was removed.

M60 junction 12 to M60 junction 18 (near Manchester)

Installation of smart motorway: 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes - 9.8 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: existing safety fences have been removed. Open excavations in isolated areas and unprotected highway furniture resulting in potential safety issues if traffic management was removed.

M62 junction 18 to M62 junction 21 (near Manchester)

Installation of smart motorway: 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes - 8.75 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: existing safety fences have been removed. Open excavations in isolated areas and unprotected highway furniture resulting in potential safety issues if traffic management was removed.

A556 between M6 junction 19 and M56 junction 7 (near Knutsford)

Signage replacement, barrier removal and geotechnical investigation: 40mph speed limit - 2 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: 40 mph speed limit is in place as temporary accesses are in place, lay-bys and to ensure consistency for drivers as limit will remain in place for another two years.

M1 junction 30-31 (near Sheffield)

Works to enable the road to become a smart motorway: 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes - 6.9 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: traffic management is to provide narrow lanes and 50 mph speed restriction alongside open excavations, prevent unsafe manoeuvres. Journey time system in place so customers have accurate journey time information

M1 junction 34-36 (near Sheffield)

Works to enable the road to become a smart motorway: 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes - 5.7 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: traffic management is to provide narrow lanes and 50 mph speed restriction alongside open excavations and to prevent unsafe manoeuvres. Journey time system in place so customers have accurate information.

M1 junction 39-42 (near Wakefield)

Upgrading central reservation to concrete barrier and converting the M1 to a smart motorway: 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes - 8 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: traffic management is to provide narrow lanes and 50 mph speed restriction alongside open excavations, to prevent unsafe manoeuvres and stop cross over incidents due to removal of central reservation barrier.

A1 junction 62-63 (near Durham)

Construction of concrete step barrier - southbound to central reserve: 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes and some lane closures - 3.65 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: Traffic management to Lane 2 is solid barrier over a distance of 4km. To remove the barrier would take 6 night time closures, 3 in each direction, and the same to replace it.

A1 Alnwick (near Alnwick)

Underpass refurbishment: 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes and some lane closures - 1 mile of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: Traffic management can’t be removed due to bridge pier works below.

A1 junction 56-51 (near Leeming)

Widening to create new dual 3 Lane Motorway (D3M): 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes - 26.4 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: change of line markings and central barrier removed, 50mph and narrow lanes mitigate risk to road user.

A1 junction 67-71 (near Gateshead)

Carriageway widening: 40/30mph speed limit with narrow lanes - 8 miles of roadworks - moderate delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: Open excavations around bridge piers, abutments and road box. Full overnight closures required to remove and replace temporary steel barrier. Safety barrier has been removed in areas along the project to allow access and works to proceed. If traffic management removed no protection would be in place.

A69 Shaw House junction (near Bywell, near Stocksfield)

Northumberland County Show event - traffic management to facilitate the running of this event: 50mph speed limit with some lane closures - 0 miles of roadworks - noderate delays expected.

Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for Spring bank holiday: Safety for event traffic management arrangement.

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