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Roadworks lifted for bank holiday

The Highways Agency has completed or suspended almost two-thirds of all major roadworks on England's motorways and major A roads for the August bank holiday weekend.

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

In addition, work on schemes at 33 sites will not start until after the bank holiday.

However, roadworks at 38 locations will remain in place.

Drivers are also reminded that the M1 between J32 and J35 will be fully closed at midnight on Saturday 23 August and is expected to remain closed for most of Sunday 24 August, during work to demolish the Tinsley cooling towers.

Real-time traffic information for England's motorways and major A roads is available from the web at www.highways.gov.uk/trafficinfo

 

THE FOLLOWING ROADWORKS WILL REMAIN:

SOUTH EAST

A27 west of Southerham roundabout
Near Lewes
Glyne Junction improvements. Junction reconstruction. Slight delays expected.

A2 Bean to Cobham
Near Gravesend
Widening works. Narrow lanes between Pepperhill and Cobham. Open excavations and no safety barrier. Speed reduced to 50mph for safety. Moderate delays expected.

A3 Hindhead - Lea Coach Road to Boundless Road
Near Hindhead
Construction of new bypass. Verge works and incomplete safety fences. Single lane closure in both directions. Layby closures and 40mph speed limit for safety. Slight delays expected.

A3 Hindhead to Liphook Junction
Near Hindhead
Construction of new bypass. Central reserve works and incomplete safety fences. Single lane closure in both directions. Speed reduced to 40/50 mph for safety. Slight delays expected.

M27 Junction 3 - 4
Near Southampton
Widening works. Narrow lanes and 50mph speed limit for safety due to open excavations. Slight delays expected.

M20 Junctions 10 - 13 Londonbound and coastbound
Near Ashford
Carriageway improvements. Open excavations. Single lane closure on each carriageway. Speed reduced to 50mph for safety. Slight delays expected.

A40 Denham
M40 Junction 1 to Swakeleys Roundabout
Bridge improvements. Temporary bridge protection in place. Narrow lanes and 40mph for safety.

M1 Junction 1 - 4
Near Edgeware
Improvements to electronic message signs. Open excavations. Speed reduced to 50mph for safety. Slight delays expected.

M4 Junction 5 - 7
Near Slough
Bridge improvements. Open excavations. Speed reduced to 50mph for safety. Slight delays expected.

M20 Junction 4 - 8
Aylesford to Maidstone
Installation of gantry signs. Open excavations and removed safety barriers. Speed reduced to 50 mph for safety. Slight delays expected.

A21 Morleys Interchange to Vauxhall Lane (coastbound)
Tonbridge
Bridge maintenance. Open excavations and removed safety barriers. Speed reduced to 50 mph for safety. Slight delays expected.

M40 Junction 2
Beaconsfield
Carriageway widening. Hard shoulder closures.

M25 Junction 1b - 3
Dartford
Widening. Essential safety work continuing on a short section with narrow lanes and 50mph speed restriction. Slight delays expected.

EAST

M1 Junction 6a to 10
Hemel Hempstead to London
Major widening works from Junction 6a to Junction 10. Speed reduced to 50mph for safety between junction 6a and 10. Some sections reduced to three lanes from four. Verge excavations and discontinuous safety fence. Moderate delays expected.

M1 Junction 6a - 8
Luton to Hemel Hempstead
Major widening works. Speed reduced to 50mph for safety reasons. Single lane contra-flow northbound, three lanes open southbound. Severe delays expected.

EAST MIDLANDS

A1 Colsterworth Roundabout
Near Colsterworth
Junction improvements. Carriageway construction. Speed reduced to 50mph for safety. Slight delays expected.

A1 Markham Moor Roundabout
Near Tuxford
Junction improvement. Carriageway construction. Speed reduced to 50mph for safety. Slight delays expected.

A1 Carpenters Lodge Roundabout
Near Stamford
Junction improvements. Carriageway construction. Speed reduced to 50mph for safety. Slight delays expected.

M1 Junction 26 - 27
Near Nottingham/Derby
Widening works. Open excavations. Narrow lanes in both directions. Speed reduced to 50mph for safety. Slight delays expected.

WEST MIDLANDS

A46 Warwick By-Pass
Warwick
New by-pass. Narrow lanes and lay-by closure. Speed reduced to 50mph for safety reasons. Nil to slight delays expected.

SOUTH WEST/DEVON & CORNWALL

A38 Dobwalls, new bypass
Near Liskeard
New bypass. Lane closures in both directions and contraflow on eastbound carriageway. Open excavations. A 30mph speed limit will be in force for safety. Moderate delays expected.

A419 Blunsdon - Turnpike roundabout to Castle Eaton
Near Swindon
Construction of new bypass. Incomplete road surface and open excavations. Narrow lanes and speed limit of 40mph for safety. Moderate delays expected.

A30 Camborne
Near Tolvaddon
Bridge improvements. Narrow lanes and interim surfacing of eastbound carriageway. 50mph speed limit for safety. Slight delays expected.

M48 Severn Bridge
Near Avonmouth
Long term maintenance works on constrained site. 50mph speed limit for safety. Slight delays expected.

A40 Over to Higham
Near Gloucester
Incomplete works. 30mph speed limit for safety. Slight delays expected.

M32 Junction 3
Near Bristol
Incomplete works. 30 mph speed limit for safety. Slight delays expected.

NORTH WEST

A595 Parton to Lillyhall
Between A597 and A596.
Widening of carriageway. Narrow lanes and temporary traffic signals in place. Speed reduced to 40mph for safety.

M60 Junction 5 Anticlockwise / A5103 Princess Park Way
Near Manchester
Bridge strengthening works. Speed reduced to 40mph for safety.

M56 Junction 15
Near Chester
Junction improvements. Incomplete works. One lane closed eastbound. 40mph speed limit for safety. Slight delays expected.

A5117 between the junctions of the A550 and M56 Junction 15 - Deeside scheme
Near Chester
Junction improvement. Incomplete construction. Narrow lanes and temporary traffic signals will be in place. 40mph speed limit will be in place for safety. Slight delays expected.

M62 Junction 6
Near Whiston
Junction improvement. Open excavations, no safety fence and incomplete works. Narrow lanes and speed reduced to 50mph for safety. Slight delays expected.

M57 Junction 1
Near Whiston
Junction improvements (M62 J6 scheme above). Open excavations and no safety fence. Speed reduced to 50mph for safety. Slight delays expected.

A74 Guards Mill - M6 Junction 44
Near Carlisle
Widening works. Open excavations, temporary markings and barrier. Narrow lanes and 50mph speed limit for safety. Contraflow on both carriageways. Slight delays expected.

M56 Junction 7 eastbound
Near Altrincham
Junction improvement. Open excavations. Cones / varioguard on hardshoulder. Slight delays expected.

A69 Haydon Bridge
Near Hexham
Construction of new bypass. Temporary carriageway surface in place. Speed reduced to 40mph for safety. Slight delays expected.

NORTH EAST & YORKSHIRE AND HUMBER

A1 Wetherby Grange to Junction 46
Near Wetherby
Widening works. Open excavations. 50mph speed limit for safety. Slight delays expected.

A62 Gelderd Road/M62 Junction 27
Near Gildersome
Junction improvements. Lane closure on the M62 / M621 eastbound exit slip road. Lane closure on the M62 eastbound entry slip road. Narrow lanes on the North and South circulatory, A62 between A650 Wakefield Road and A650 Bradford Road approaches to the North roundabout. Speed reduced to 50/30mph for safety due to open excavations.

A1(M) Junction 58 - 59
Near Darlington
Bridge refurbishment. Open excavations. Narrow lanes with traffic using the hardshoulder, contraflow and speed reduced to 50mph for safety. Slight delays expected.

THE FOLLOWING ROADWORKS WILL BE LIFTED

SOUTH EAST

M27 Junctions 3 - 4
Southampton
Widening works

M27 Junctions 11 - 12
Portsmouth
Widening works

M4 Junctions 5 - 7
Windsor
Bridge upgrades

A34 Wolvercote Viaduct
Botley
Bridge upgrades

A27
Near Lewes
Widening and roundabout improvements

A1089 - Asda Roundabout to Tilbury Docks Dock Roundabout
Near Tilbury
Bridge improvements.

EAST

A14 Junction 35 - 36
Bottisham
Layby installation

A14 Junction 49 - 47
Stowmarket
Major scheme

M11 Junction 9 - 8
Near Bishop's Stortford
Resurfacing

A1 South Sandy roundabout to Biggleswade roundabout
Sandy to Biggleswade
Resurfacing

A45 Barton Brook
Near Earl's Barton
Construction

A45 A428 to B526
Brackmills
Construction

M1 Junction 16 - 17
Northampton
Structure maintenance

M1 Junction 13 - 14
Milton Keynes
Structure maintenance

A1(M) Junction 6 -7
Stevenage
Reconstruction

A14 Junction 22 - 23
Near Huntingdon
Reconstruction

EAST MIDLANDS

A38 Breadsall to M1 Junction 28
Near Derby
Maintenance

A52 Saxondale to Barrowby
Near Bingham
Carriageway construction / repair

WEST MIDLANDS

M42 Junction 3a - 7
Solihull
White lining

M40 Junction 15 - 16
Warwick
New signs

M6 junction 8 - 10
Walsall
Improvements

A46
Ashchurch
Improvements

A46
Evesham
Reconstruction

A49 Onibury Bridge
Onibury
Bridge strengthening

A49 Ross Road junction with Bullingham Lane
Hereford
Improvement

A45 Festival to Thurlaston
Coventry
Drainage

A38 Swinfen to Weeford
Lichfield
Carriageway improvements

M42 Junction 9 - 11
Tamworth
Road marking improvements

A500 Porthill Interchange
Newcastle under Lyme
Structure maintenance

A46 M40 Junction 15 Hampton Road Bridge
Warwick
Statutory undertaking works

A5 Dow Bridge to Weeford
Hinckley
Safety fence repairs

A45 Stretton Roundabout
Coventry
Electrical works

A50
Donnington
Resurfacing

A500 Michelin to Incinerator
Stoke on Trent
Carriageway improvements

A500 Hanford to Talke
Stoke on Trent
Road marking improvements

M6 Junctions 1 - 2
Coventry
Carriageway improvements

A5 Gibbet Hill to Dowbridge
Rugby
Road marking improvements

M69 junction 1 and M6 Junction 2
Coventry
Carriageway improvements

SOUTH WEST

A4 Cabot Park
Avonmouth
Carriageway widening

M4 Junction 16 - 17
Bath, Chippenham, Swindon
Cabling

NORTH EAST & YORKSHIRE AND HUMBER

A1(M) Junction 61
Durham
Bridge painting

A1(T) Newcastle / Gateshead Western Bypass
Newcastle
Construction of hardstanding

A1(T)
Alnwick to Berwick
Surface treatment, lining, signing

A1(T) Fenrother to Burgham
Morpeth
Drainage

A1(M) Junction 65
Gateshead
Parallel diverge

A19(T) Silverlink
Newcastle
Traffic signals

A628 Woodhead
Near Holmfirth
Resurfacing

NORTH WEST

M6 Junction 36 - 42
(various locations)
Sign renewal

A66
Appleby
Sign renewal

THE FOLLOWING ROADWORKS WILL BE COMPLETED

EAST

M1 Junction 15 - 15a
Northampton
Signage

M11 Junction 9 - 8
Bishop's Stortford
Resurfacing

A1 Black Cat roundabout to Sandy north roundabout
Sandy
Resurfacing

EAST MIDLANDS

A1 Barnby Moor
Near Retford
Resurfacing

A52 Spondon Looms Bridge
Stapleford
Structure maintenance

WEST MIDLANDS

M6 Junction 5 - 6
Birmingham
Resurfacing

A5 Cross in Hands to B4455
Lutterworth
Carriageway reconstruction

A46 M6 Junction 2
Ansty
Inspections

M1 junction 21
Leicester
Carriageway reconstruction

M6 Stafford Services
Stafford
Communications

M6 Junction 4 - 3
Coventry
Communications

M1 Junction 23 - 24
Castle Donington
Structure maintenance, inspection survey

M6 Junction 15 - 16
Stoke on Trent
Sign maintenance

NORTH EAST

A1(M) Junction 61
Durham
Signage

A19 Fisher lane roundabout
Cramlington
Stud renewal

NORTH WEST

A66 Threlkeld Junction
Keswick
Carriageway renewal

M6 Junction 36
Kendal
Bridge works

SOUTH WEST

M5 Junction 13 - 14
Gloucester
Drainage Works

 

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