Press release

Highways England removes roadworks for August bank holiday getaway

More than 400 miles of roadworks are being removed from motorways and major roads across the country this weekend to help bank holiday trips go smoothly.

Highways England always removes as many roadworks as possible at busy times, and will complete or lift 177 sets of roadworks for the late August getaway.

Simon Sheldon-Wilson, director of customer operations at Highways England, explained:

To help road users enjoy this bank holiday weekend, we’re completing or suspending over 400 miles of roadworks on motorways and major trunk roads. But we’re still asking people to play their part by planning their journeys and making use of the traffic information services we provide.

Roadworks will be removed wherever possible by 6am on Friday 28 August – leaving 97.4% of Highways England’s 9,534 mile network roadwork-free. View a map showing the locations of lifted and completed schemes.

In all, 432 miles of roadworks will be removed. Highways England is completing 115 schemes and suspending a further 62 sets of roadworks.

For the safety of drivers and their passengers, lane restrictions or temporary speed limits will need to remain at 52 locations. View a map showing the location of remaining schemes.

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

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

The full list of schemes which will be completed, lifted or left in place over the August bank holiday is as follows:

Completed

M5 junction 18A (near Avonmouth) installation of new concrete barrier. 0.5 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

M48 (near Aust) resurfacing. 2 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A40 (near Gloucester) waterproofing, repairs and resurfacing. 0.5 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

M27 junction 5 (near Eastleigh) Pinch Point improvements. 2 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

M27 junction 3 (near Southampton) carriageway widening. 0 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

M271 (near Southampton) carriageway widening. 0 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

M4 junction 13-14 (near Newbury) waterproofing & bridge joints. 6 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

M4 junction 12 - 11 (near Theale) bridge refurbishment. 2.3 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A2 Bean (near Gravesend) gantry works to replace some signage. 0 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A2 Guston (near Dover) remedial lighting works. 1.2 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A2 Bean (near Gravesend) emergency bridge repairs. 0.1 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A2 Hollow Lane (near Canterbury) joint repair works. 0.7 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A20 Capel Le Ferne (near Dover) electrical testing. 0.3 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A23 Pyecombe (near Crawley) maintenance work. 2.4 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A23 Brighton (near Brighton) third party survey. 2.4 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A259 Winchelsea (near Hastings) third party utility street works. 0.3 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A27 Selmeston (near Polegate) third party utility works. 0.4 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A27 Selmeston (near Polegate) third party utility street works. 1.5 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A27 Lewes (near Lewes) third party utility street works. 0.3 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A27 Tangmere (near Chichester) vegetation clearance. 0.3 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

M20 junction 4 to 7 (near Maidstone) technology works. 0.3 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

M20 junction 9 to 12 (near Ashford) inspection works. 0.3 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

M23 junction 8 to 11 (near Crawley) sign renewals. 1.2 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

M1 junction 11 (near Dunstable) sign erection. 0.5 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A14 junction 19-20 (near Cambridge) bridge maintenance. 3 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A14 junction 13-21 (near Huntingdon) communications maintenance. 3 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A12 junction 18 (near Chelmsford) carriageway resurfacing. 2 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A120 (near Colchester) investigation and survey work. 0.5 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A120 (near Harwich) carriageway resurfacing. 3 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A1 A1(M) to A605 (near Peterborough) communications maintenance. 0.5 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A12 (near Lowestoft) bridge maintenance. 0.2 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A1(M) northbound junction 16 (Stilton) to junction 17 (Peterborough) major maintenance scheme. 2.5 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

M1 junction 21-20 (near Leicester) bridge works. 2 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

M1 junction 23a (near Derby) electrical works. 0.5 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A1 South Witham-Colsterworth (near Grantham) carriageway repair. 0.75 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A1 South Witham-Colsterworth (near Grantham) survey works. 2.5 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A1 Harlaxton to Little Ponton (near Grantham) survey works. 4.5 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A1 Coddington (near Newark On Trent) bridge works. 1.5 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A1 Balderton (near Newark On Trent) bridge works. 4.5 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A5 Longshoot-Dodwells Roundabout (near Hinckley) junction improvements. 3 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A14 junction 2-1 (near Market Harborough) carriageway repair. 2.5 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A14 junction 1-9 (near Kettering) drainage works. 2.5 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A43 junction 15 (M1)-junction 10 (M40) (near Brackley) horticultural works. 5 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A45 Wilby Way-Billing (near Wellingorough) safety barrier works. 2.5 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A45 Great Billing-Earls Barton (near Wellingborough) survey works. 0.25 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A45 Collingtree (near Northampton) signage works. 0.5 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A46 junction 21a (M1)-Widmerpool (near Leicester) barrier works. 5 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

Hykeham to Swinderby (near Lincoln) horticultural works. 5 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A52 Barrowby (near Grantham) horticultural works. 0.75 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A52 Beeston (near Nottingham) electrical works. 0.5 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

M42/M6Toll junction 7-9 (near Coleshill) carriageway resurfacing and bridge deck waterproofing. 1.8 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

M42 junction 3-2 (near Redditch) carriageway resurfacing. 3 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A46 - M40 junction 15 (near Warwick) vegetation clearance. 10 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A5 (near Tamworth) carriageway resurfacing. 2.2 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A5 (near Shrewsbury) carriageway resurfacing. 1 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A38 (near Barton-under-Needwood) carriageway resurfacing. 3.9 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

M42 junction 3a-3 (near Redditch) carriageway resurfacing. 3.7 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

M54 junction 6-7 (near Telford) carriageway resurfacing. 3.3 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

M25 junction 19-21 (near Abbots Langley) lane 1,2, 3 or 2,3, 4 closure with 40mph speed restriction and a slip road closure for bridge joint replacement. 2.3 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A282 Dartford East Tunnel (near Dartford) tunnel closure for improvement and maintenance works. 0.8 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

M25 junction 8-7 (near Leatherhead) lane 1 closure for parapet repairs. 2.6 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

M40 westbound to M25 clockwise link (near Denham) carriageway closure required for resurfacing works. 0.1 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

M40 westbound to M25 anti-clockwise link (near Denham) carriageway closure required for resurfacing works. 0.1 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A282 junction 31-1A (near Dartford) lane 1, 2, 3 or 2, 3, 4 closure for resurfacing works. 5.1 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A1033 Sommerdon (near Hull) signs & resurfacing scheme. 1.3 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

M18 junction 4 - 3 (near Doncaster) barrier renewal scheme. 1.2 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

M62 J26 (near Bradford) resurfacing scheme. 2.1 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A64 Copmanthorpe to Askham Bryan (near York) resurfacing scheme. 2.1 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

M606 junction 3 Staygate (near Bradford) barrier renewal scheme. 0.7 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

M6 junction 37-38 (near Tebay) installation of anti-access panels and timber fence. 1 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

M6 junction 36 (near Millness) CCTV drainage camera survey works. 0.5 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A66 (near Broughton Cross) retaining wall repair. 0.65 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A66 (near Cockermouth) CCTV drainage camera survey works. 1 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A66 (near Stainton) PDS Deflectograph and coring works. 1.1 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A66 (near Penrith) landscape and ecology works. 2.4 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A66 (near Thornthwaite) topographical survey works. 1.2 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A66 (near Penrith) PDS Deflectograph and coring works. 1.7 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A66 (near Penrith) PDS Deflectograph and coring works. 0.2 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A590 (near Lindal in Furness) drainage works and kerbing and footway renewal. 0.1 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A590 (near Dalton in Furness) pavement and drainage repairs. 0.1 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A590 (near Kendal) deflectograph works. 0.2 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A590 (near Kendal) deflectograph and coring works. 1 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A590 (near Newby Bridge) coring works. 1.3 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A590 (near Newlands) deflectograph works. 2.8 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A590 (near Haverthwaite) coring works. 0.3 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A595 (near Calder Bridge) resurfacing works. 1.1 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A595 (near Whitehaven) replacement of lighting columns. 4 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A595 (near Lillyhall) landscape and Ecology works. 3.1 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

M55 junction 3 - 4 (near Weeton) resurfacing works. 4 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

M55 junction 1 - 4 (near Weeton) deflectograph and coring works. 0.8 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

M55 junction 3 - 4 (near Weeton) deflectograph and coring works. 1.2 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

M6 (near Carlisle) embankment remediation works. 0.3 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A595 (near Bigrigg) introduction of speed limit signing. 1.4 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

M6 junction 32-33 (near Garstang) concrete repairs to bridge. 1 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

M53 junction 2 (near Bidston) bridge strengthening. 2.8 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A66 Elton (near Stockton on Tees) surveys. 5.1 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A66 Long Newton to Eaglescliffe (near Stockton on Tees) surveys. 6.2 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A1M junction 61 (near Durham) road markings. 5.2 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A1M junction 59 (near Darlington) resurfacing. 1.7 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A1M junction 60 to 61 (near Durham) technology. 4.8 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A1M junction 60 to 61 (near Durham) technology. 5.5 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A1M junction 62 to 63 (near Durham) technology. 4.3 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A66 Blackwell (near Darlington) structural repairs. 0.2 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A66 Newsham to Greta Bridge (near Barnard Castle) road markings. 3.7 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A1M junction 63 to 64 (near Gateshead) technology. 2.9 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A1 Coalhouse interchange (near Gateshead) resurfacing. 0.2 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A1 Swalwell (near Newcastle Upon Tyne) maintenance. 0.4 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A1 Eighton Lodge (near Gateshead) maintenance. 0.2 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A1 Westerhope to Kenton Bar (near Newcastle Upon Tyne) improvement work. 3.8 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A1 Scotswood (near Newcastle Upon Tyne) maintenance. 0.5 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A1M junction 49 to 50 (near Leeming Bar) surveys. 4.2 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A1M junction 49 (near Dishforth) surveys. 1.3 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A66 Scotch Corner to Newsham (near Richmond) road markings. 6.4 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

A1M junction 64 (near Gateshead) structural repairs. 1.9 mile(s) of roadworks completed for August bank holiday.

Lifted

A2 Guston (near Dover) drainage repairs. 0.4 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

A2 Barham (near Canterbury) central reservation repairs. 4.9 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

A20 Courtwood (near Dover) drainage repairs. 8.6 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

A21 Johns Cross (near Hurst Green) road markings, resurfacing and changing the speed limits. 4.9 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

A259 Belle Hill (near Bexhill on Sea) new bypass. 0.6 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

M2 junction 4 to 6 (near Medway) joint and bearing replacement. 10 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

M20 junction 10 (near Ashford) carriageway resurfacing. 0.3 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

M23 junction 10a-11 (near Pease Pottage) joint and bridge inspection surveys. 9.3 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

M23 junction 8-11 (near Crawley) sign renewals. 1.2 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

M1 junction 10-13 (near Luton) carriageway surveys and inspections. 2 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

A11 A505 to Four Wentways (near Cambridge) replacement of worn out safety fence. 2 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

M1 junction 13-15 bridge investigation surveys (concrete). 3 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

A14 junction 31-33 (near Cambridge) carriageway resurfacing as part of geotechnical, safety fence and pinch point schemes. 4 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

A14 junction 31-33 (near Cambridge) carriageway resurfacing as part of geotechnical, safety fence and pinch point schemes. 4 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

M1 junction 19-24 (near Leicester) drainage works. 5 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

M1 junction 26-27 (near Nottingham) drainage works. 5 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

M1 junction 24-25 (near Derby) resurfacing works. 5 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

M1 junction 20-21 (near Leicester) survey works. 5 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

A5 Crick-Old Stratford (near Towcester) horticultural works. 0.25 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

A14 junction 1-11 (near Kettering) horticultural works. 5 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

A14 junction 9-13 (near Kettering) drainage works. 2.5 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

A38 Watchorn (near Alfreton) bridge works. 2 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

A38 Markeaton-Kingsway (near Derby) horticultural works. 5 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

A43 Barley Mow-Towcester (near Brackley) drainage works. 5 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

A52 Borrowash-Bardhills Roundabout (near Derby) survey works. 5 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

M5 junction 7 (near Worcester) installation of traffic signals. 0.6 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

A458 (near Shrewsbury) drainage works. 1.4 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

M5 junction 3-4a (near Bromsgrove) carriageway resurfacing. 8.1 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

M5 junction 5 (near Droitwich) installation of traffic signals. 0.2 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

M5 junction 7 (near Worcester) installation of traffic signals. 0.3 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

M5 junction 5 (near Droitwich) improvement works. 0.4 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

A5 - M42 junction 10 (near Dordon) carriageway resurfacing. 1.1 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

A5 (near Shrewsbury) carriageway resurfacing. 1 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

A500 (near Stoke-on-Trent) street lighting improvement. 0.4 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

A49 (near Hereford) traffic signal refurbishment. 0.1 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

A500 (near Stoke-on-Trent) street lighting improvement. 0.2 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

A500 (near Stoke-on-Trent) street lighting improvement. 0.2 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

A500 (near Stoke-on-Trent) street lighting improvement. 0.2 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

A5 (near Tamworth) carriageway resurfacing. 3.9 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

M5 junction 7-8 (near Worcester) carriageway resurfacing. 8.9 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

A38 (near Burton-upon-Trent) carriageway improvements. 0.6 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

M25 junction 14 Clockwise entry slip road (near Staines) carriageway closure for resurfacing works. 0 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

T5 Spur to M25 Clockwise (near Staines) carriageway closure for resurfacing works. 0 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

M25 junction 10-9 (near Cobham) lane closures for fine milling works. 8 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

M25 junction 10-9 (near Cobham) lane closures for carriageway repairs and fine milling works. 5 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

M25 junction 10 entry slip road (near Cobham) total closure for fine milling works. 0.1 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

M25 junction 10-11 (near Cobham) lane 1, 2, 3 closure for bridge works. 1.6 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

A1 (near Stannington) resurfacing and signing. 8.4 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

A66 (near Bowes) resurfacing, drainage, lining. 5.6 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

A19 (near Holystone - Silverlink) pavement and drainage investigations. 3.3 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

A1 (near Alnwick) structural work. 4.9 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

A19 (near Silverlink) structural work. 3.2 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

M18 junction 5 - 6 (near Doncaster) bridge joints renewal. 3.4 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

M62 junction 30 (near Wakefield) lighting renewal. 1.2 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

M621 junction 1 (near Leeds) parapet renewal. 1.7 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

A64 Brambling Fields (near Malton) drainage works. 4 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

A38 (near Tideford) parapet replacement. 1 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

A1 (near Stannington) resurfacing and signing. 8.4 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

A66 (near Bowes) resurfacing, drainage, lining. 5.6 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

A19 (near Holystone - Silverlink) pavement and drainage investigations. 3.3 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

A1 (near Alnwick) structural work. 4.9 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

A19 (near Silverlink) structural work. 3.2 mile(s) of roadworks lifted for August bank holiday.

Remaining

M5 junction 10 (near Cheltenham) bridge repairs. Narrow lanes in operation northbound and southbound - 1 mile of roadworks - nil to slight delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August bank holiday: There will be an open excavation around the verge piers. The vertical concrete barrier will have been removed which will expose piers to possible impact damage.

A30 Temple (near Bodmin) dualling existing single carriageway. Narrow lanes with temp steel barrier on one side - 4.3 miles of roadworks - moderate delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August bank holiday: With narrow lanes and open excavations it would not be feasible to remove four miles of steel barrier.

A38 Drumbridges (near Newton Abbot) Pinch Point scheme on adjacent county network. 50mph speed limit in both directions - 0.5miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August bank holiday: Work immediately adjacent to the Strategic Road Network underway over the bank holiday. Speed restriction to remain for safety reasons.

A38 (near Plymouth) excavation on verge for carriageway widening works. 30mph speed limit on both carriageways between the Saltash Tunnel and the Latchbrook junction with lane closures between Carkeel roundabout and the Latchbrook junction - 2.5miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August bank holiday: Temporary speed in place while the permanent order is in process.

M4 junction 10 links 1, 7 (near Reading) carriageway widening. Narrow lanes with 50mph limit - 0 miles of roadworks - moderate delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August bank holiday: Open excavations in verge.

M4 junction 10 links 3, 8 (near Reading) carriageway widening. Narrow lanes with 50mph limit - 0 miles of roadworks - moderate delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August bank holiday: Open excavations in verge

M3 northbound and southbound junction 5-9 (near Basingstoke) waterproofing of bridge decks and joint replacement. Contraflow and narrow lanes - 12 miles of roadworks - moderate delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August bank holiday: There are safety implications if existing traffic management were to be removed.

M4 westbound and eastbound (near Newbury) beam replacement works. Narrow lanes with 50mph enforcement - 3.1 miles of roadworks - moderate delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August bank holiday: Vehicle Restraint System (VRS) works will be ongoing to reinstate barrier taken down during the works. Due to the amount of varioguard and length of the works it would be both too time consuming and costly to remove these works and restore the road layout as well as potentially unsafe due to the VRS works.

A34 Beedon (near Newbury) bridge strengthening and joints. 50mph speed limit - 1.5 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August bank holiday: The speed restriction is required for safety reasons and must remain.

M3 junction 6 (near Basingstoke) roundabout improvements. Narrow lanes - 0.6miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August bank holiday: Open excavations.

A34 Milton (near Didcot) under-bridge construction. Narrow lanes northbound with lane drop southbound and 50/40 speed limit - 4 miles of roadworks - moderate delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August bank holiday: Open excavations in carriageway and central reserve.

A20 Courtwood interchange to Western Heights (near Dover) traffic assessment scheme with reduced speed limits of 40mph along with a full closure of the entry slip road at Courtwood. Full closure of Courtwood interchange and a 40mph speed limit will be in place between Courtwood and Western Heights roundabout - 7 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August bank holiday: This is an ongoing traffic assessment scheme.

A27 Kingsham (near Chichester) reduced speed limit of 40mph and narrow lanes. Narrow lanes and reduced speed limits will remain in place. There will be a reduced speed limit of 50mph for the narrow lanes, and 30mph for the pedestrian crossing - 1 mile of roadworks - nil to slight delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August bank holiday: Due to the work that is taking place and implementing a structure.

A47 / A1042 (near Norwich) major junction improvement. 24hour lane 2 chicaned lane 1 closure in the eastbound direction to permit safe construction of junction improvement on the approaches and within the A1042 Postwick interchange - 3 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August bank holiday: Construction ongoing either side of bank holiday weekend. Traffic management remains for safety reasons due to construction adjacent to lane 1 of A47.

M1 junction 24, A453 junction 24 (M1) and A50 Warren Lane roundabout junction 24(M1) (near Derby / Nottingham) junction improvements. 40mph speed restriction to the roundabout and approaches - 5 miles of roadworks - moderate delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August bank holiday: This is a safety related speed restriction

M45 Dunchurch junction 17 (M1) (near Rugby) resurfacing works. 24/7 hard shoulder and lane 1 closure - 2.5 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August bank holiday: Open excavations

A1 Elkesley (near Retford) junction improvement. 40mph restriction - 5 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August bank holiday: The 40mph will remain for safety reasons due to incomplete verges with coning down the edges until all the signage and lighting is complete.

M6 junction 6 (near Birmingham) structural repairs and re-waterproofing. M6 northbound (E-B) entry slip road closure and southbound (E-A) entry slip road closure from Salford Circus - 4 miles of roadworks - moderate delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August 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. M6 junction 9 southbound entry slip road closure. Western Arm single lane running - 2.5 miles of roadworks - moderate delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August bank holiday: Safety-critical traffic management to manage the road user through the works whilst we undertake structural repairs to the viaduct.

M50 J1-2 (near Tewkesbury) structural repairs. Single lane closures westbound - 1 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August bank holiday: Single lane closures and narrow lanes to limit and restrict loading on bridge below to ensure structure is not compromised during concrete repairs.

M5 junction 5 (near Droitwich) carriageway widening & traffic signals. Narrowing of single carriageway - 0.8 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August bank holiday: New carriageway widening will exposed.

A23 Hooley from Dean Lane to Netherne drive (near Hooley) construction, improvements and upgrading. 20mph speed restriction, 2 way traffic lights. Narrow lanes detail - 0.1 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August bank holiday: Due to safety reasons.

A19/A172 Tontine interchange (near Northallerton) concrete repairs to bridge abutments. Narrower lanes on both carriageways of A19 and subject to 50 mph limit. A172 northbound entry slip to A19 is closed - 1.2 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August bank holiday: To remove the narrower lanes and speed limit would require existing scaffolding to be removed and would require lane closures for five nights in each direction to undertake the work. This would have to repeated in reverse to reinstate the scaffolding and narrower lanes. The delays to road users during these operations would far outweigh the negligible effect on traffic by leaving the traffic management in place. Removing the traffic management would increase risks to road workers.

A66 Teeside Park - entry and exit slip roads (near Stockton on Tees) improvement scheme to Teesside Retail Park by Stockton Borough Council. Ongoing works. Reduced speed of 30mph at the entrance and exit slips roads of A66 / Retail Park - 1 mile of roadworks - nil to slight delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August bank holiday: Works are being undertaken by Stockton Borough Council. Large open excavations are currently on site and the reduced speed limit on the slip roads allow traffic to enter traffic management at the entrance to the retail park and avoid the open excavations.

M6 junction 33 - 35 (near Lancaster) construction of Heysham Link. Lane 1 closure - 5miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August bank holiday: As part of the scheme to construct the new Heysham to M6 Link Road, works will be carried out on or adjacent to the existing M6 motorway. This will involve the reconstruction of junction 34 (Lancaster) of the M6 to provide entry and exit slip roads to both the north and southbound carriageways which have been improved to meet current standards. The existing Foundry Lane bridge will also be partly demolished and extended to accommodate the new northbound entry slip. In order to carry out these improvements it will be necessary to close the existing hard shoulders on both carriageways in the area of junction 34 throughout 2014 and 2015. Traffic management is to form a dedicated exit slip road for junction 34, exit slip. Lane 1 will be closed after the junction. Existing traffic management , which is a dedicated exit slip road for junction 34 exit slip and a lane 1 closure after the junction will be left on. The reason for keeping the traffic management on is that the lane 1 has varioguard installed and all road marking have been changed to suit new layout. Large amounts of verges are being removed. Piling machines are on site which would not be able to be removed.

M1 junction 19 (near Lutterworth) provision of a new M6-A14 link underneath the M1. Northbound and southbound carriageways of the M1 in two-plus-two contraflow arrangement on the southbound carriageway to facilitate the construction of the new A14 to M1 viaduct - 2.9 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August bank holiday: Crane and temporary works installed adjacent to live carriageway. Ongoing construction works to new viaduct.

M6 junction 1 towards M1 junction 19 (near Lutterworth) provision of a new M6-A14 link including realignment of M6 to M1 links. M6 in contraflow and running on diverted carriageway to facilitate construction of new viaduct. - 4 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August bank holiday: Large, open excavation. New road construction being undertaken.

A14 between A14 junction1 and the Catthorpe interchange (near Lutterworth) provision of a new M6-A14 link and new M1 to A14 and A14 to M1 slip roads. A14 east and westbound carriageways running on diverted carriageway with a 50mph speed restriction through the works. - 2.2 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August bank holiday: New, offline road construction taking place.

M1 between junction 11 and junction 12 (near Luton). Phase 2 works with construction of central pier for new junction 11a structure being currently constructed. Temporary road restraint in place between junction 11 and junction 12 with a 50mph speed limit in place to protect road users and the workforce (the speed limit is normally NSL). The dynamic hard shoulder is closed - 2 miles of roadworks - moderate delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August bank holiday: There are narrow lanes in place, keeping the same number of lanes running (except dynamic hard shoulder), overnight closures are not required through the bank holiday, but it would not be safe or practical to remove the varioguard, narrow lanes or speed limit.

A45 Stonebridge Highway (westbound near Coventry) road widened from a dual 2 lane carriageway to a dual 3 lane carriageway / west bridge excavation / strengthening works to the Sowe bridge. 500m of single lane running approaching Stivichall interchange - 1.5 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August bank holiday: Open excavations, safety of public approaching diverge at junction.

A45 Stonebridge Highway (eastbound near Coventry) road widened from a dual 2 lane carriageway to a dual 3 lane carriageway /west bridge excavation / strengthening works to the Sowe bridge. 200m of single lane running over Stivichall interchange - 1.5 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August bank holiday: Open excavations, safety of public and better temporary merging at junction entry which with available carriageway and temporary geometry allows free flow and prevents congestion.

A46 Coventry eastern bypass (northbound near Coventry) road widened / rehabilitation / east bridge excavation. Narrow Lanes - 0.5 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August bank holiday: Open excavations.

A46 Coventry eastern bypass (southbound near Coventry) road widened / rehabilitation / east bridge excavation. Lane Closure - 0.5 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August bank holiday: Open excavations.

A45 London Road (eastbound near Coventry) road widened / rehabilitation. Narrow lanes (both directions) restricted to 40 mph - 0.5 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August bank holiday: Open excavations.

A45 London Road (westbound near Coventry) road widened / rehabilitation. Narrow Lanes (both directions) restricted to 40 mph - 0.5 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August bank holiday: Open excavations.

A46 Kenilworth bypass (northbound near Coventry) road widened / rehabilitation. Narrow lanes - 0.5miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August bank holiday: Open excavations.

M3 junctions 2 to 4a (near Farnborough, Frimley, Camberley, Bagshot) extensive earthworks / deep drainage works, installation of gantries, signage etc. Narrow Lanes - contraflow - 50mph speed limit. Lane closures on entry / exit sliproads - 32 miles of roadworks - moderate delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August bank holiday: Scale of temporary traffic management protecting deep excavation in verge and central reserve.

M1 junction 19 to junction 15 (near Northampton) central reserve concrete barrier. 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes and hardshoulder running - 22 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August 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 30 - 31 (near Sheffield) works to enable the road to become a smart motorway. 6.9 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August 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 29 - 30 (near Chesterfield) works to enable the road to become a smart motorway. 15 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August 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 to 36 (near Sheffield) works to enable the road to become a smart motorway. 5.7 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August 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 39 - 42 (near Wakefield) upgrading central reservation to concrete barrier & converting the M1 to a smart motorway. 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes in both directions - 8 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August 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.

A1 junction 56 - 51 (near Leeming) widening to create new dual 3 lane motorway. 50mph speed limit with narrow lanes between junction 56 (Barton) and junction 51 (Leeming) in both directions - 26.4 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August bank holiday: Change of line markings and central barrier removed, 50mph and narrow lanes mitigate risk to road user.

M60 junction 8 to M60 junction 12 (near Manchester) installation of smart motorway. Narrow Lanes with temporary barrier throughout - 6.5 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August 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. Narrow lanes with temporary barrier throughout - 9.8 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August 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. Narrow lanes with temporary barrier throughout - 8.75 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August 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.

A1 junction 67 to junction 71 (near Gateshead) carriageway widening. Narrow lanes in place north and southbound - 8 miles of roadworks - moderate delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August 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.

A556 between M6 junction 19 and M56 junction 7 (near Knutsford) removal of central reservation. Narrow lanes, temporary speed limit signs and cones - 2 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August bank holiday: Open excavation in centre of road.

A160/A180 Brocklesby interchange (near Immingham) carriageway improvement works. Narrow lanes, temporary speed limit signs and cones, slip road closures - 0.5 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August bank holiday: Traffic management is to provide narrow lanes and 50 mph speed restriction alongside ongoing works. Slip road closures are in place to allow safe construction of the new junction.

M40 junction 12 (near Gaydon) northbound slip roads realignment, northbound exit/entry slip roads closed 0730-1600hrs. Northbound exit/entry slip roads closed 0730-1600hrs - 0 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August bank holiday: Ongoing project.

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. There are narrow lanes in place along the A13 between Wennington and A1082 using a temporary barrier system with a 40mph speed limit in place to protect road users and the workforce (the speed limit is normally 50mph). We have maintained capacity with the same number of lanes available as when there is no traffic management - 8 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August 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 varioguard, narrow lanes or speed limit. It would take at least four nights to remove the traffic management and another four to set it out again, the cost and time implications and increased risk to roadworkers removing and setting out 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 varioguard barriers as part of site clearance work.

A21 Pembury to Tonbridge (near Tonbridge) carriageway widening, junction improvements. A 40mph speed limit and metal safety barrier has been put in place throughout the works area to protect the road user and workforce. Two way traffic remains in place. On agreed dates, we will undertake overnight full carriageway closures and lane closures under temporary traffic lights - these will be agreed prior to implementation and avoid the bank holiday itself - 3 miles of roadworks - nil to slight delays. Reason roadworks cannot be lifted for the August bank holiday: Safety of the workforce and travelling public.

A27 Shoreham Air Show Incident. Due to the tragic incident at the Shoreham air show last weekend, we are currently unable to estimate a time for the reopening of the A27. This is for ongoing investigation and repair work.

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