Highways England will remove more than 480 miles of roadworks on motorways and major A-roads over the August bank holiday.
Highways England has changed the way it is working on two motorway upgrades - cutting the length of time the roadworks will be running.
Hundreds of miles of roadworks will be lifted or completed in time for Easter, Highways England has announced.
Utility companies could be forced to guarantee the quality of road repairs for up to five years, following a Government consultation.
Transport for London (TfL) has successfully prosecuted Cadent Gas for a series of unsafe roadworks, with the utility company ordered to pay a fine of £40,000.
Highways England could allow drivers to travel at increased speed through motorway roadworks depending on the day of the week.
British Telecom (BT) has been prosecuted by Transport for London (TfL) for putting the public at risk during streetworks in London.
As more than one billion miles are set to be travelled in the Easter bank holiday and Highways England bids to complete roadworks to ease congestion.
Lane rental schemes, where utility companies are charged up to £2,500 a day for digging up the busiest roads at peak times, could be adopted by councils nationwide
Highways England is preparing to lift and complete hundreds of miles of roadworks this week in time for the Christmas getaway.
Highways England says that almost 99% of England's motorway and major A-road network will be free of roadworks in time for Christmas.
Street Works UK has warned against Government proposals to allow councils to charge utility companies hourly rates for access to the highway.
New Government proposals which would allow councils to charge utility companies by the hour to carry out works on selected routes have been announced.
The main construction of a fourth lane on the M3 in Surrey and Hampshire has been completed.
Highways England will complete or lift 448 miles of roadworks – leaving 98 per cent of its 9,534-mile network free of roadworks in time for the Christmas getaway.
London Power Networks has been fined £24,000 for mismanaging streetworks: the largest penalty issued so far for this offence.
Transport for London (TfL) has prosecuted BT as part of its roadworks standards enforcement programme.
More than 450 miles of road works are to be completed or removed in England by Thursday, in time for the Easter break.
Road authorities are rumoured to be investigating the removal of white lines on urban roads following small scale trials.
Highways England is aiming to complete or suspend 148 roadwork schemes by 6am on Wednesday December 23, in time for the Christmas rush.
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