over the Easter and May bank holidays so that motorists have as easy
and as comfortable a journey as possible, the Highways Agency
'We always aim to keep as many lanes as possible open across the
motorway and trunk road network over bank holidays, as traffic levels
tend to be significantly higher than normal. As Easter and the May
bank holiday are so close this year we are lifting works from April
20 until May 2. Obviously, some schemes have had to be kept in place,
these have been adjusted to minimise disruption'.
Motorists are urged to plan ahead before they start their journeys.
Up-to-the-minute advice on roadworks and conditions on the network
can be obtained by contacting the Highways Agency Information Line.
The line is open from 8am until 8pm weekdays and between 9am and 5pm
on bank holidays and at weekends.
The Highways Agency Information Line can be contacted by telephoning
its new number: 08457 504030, or via the website on
1. Information about roadwork schemes in place over the holiday
period is attached.
2. The Highways Agency Information Line phone number is changing in
line with the national change in telephone numbers on April 22. The
new number is operational now.
3. The Highways Agency is an Executive Agency of the DETR, which manages, maintains and improves the network of trunk roads and motorways in England on behalf of the secretary of state. It works closely with other transport operators and with local authorities to integrate the trunk road network with the rest of England's roads and other forms of travel.
A66 Bassenthwaite Lake - Works will be suspended but traffic
management will remain in place for safety reasons.
A595 Parton - Work will be suspended. Traffic management removed
between 20th April/2nd May
M6/M55 Jct 33 - Work will be suspended over Easter/Bank Holiday
weekends. No traffic management will be left in place. Work will be
carried out between 25th/28th April.
M62 Jct 18 - Works suspended. Traffic management will be retained
for safety reasons.
M60 Jct 18 - Work suspended. Traffic management will be retained for
M60 - Middleton to Denton - Hard shoulder closure in place on M60
Northbound (anti-clockwise; lane closure will remain on Audenshaw
Link Road Southbound; traffic management will also remain in place on
Manchester Road .
M60 - Middleton to Denton -
- A62 Oldham Road/Manchester Road - No work - traffic management left
- A663 Broadway - No work - traffic management unchanged.
- A664 Rochdale Road - No work - traffic management unchanged.
A49 Redhill Railway Bridge - Works will be in operation with traffic
management in place.
A456 Blakedown Railway Bridge - Works suspended, traffic management
left in place for safety reasons.
M6 Staffordshire - Three sets of 50mph speed limits will be in place
between junctions 13 and 15 southbound and one set northbound. Some
hardshoulder closures will remain.
A38 Eggington Bridge, Burton on Trent - Contraflow running on
southbound carriageway. Severe delays can be expected. Work will be
in progress over the holiday period.
A45/A4114 Allesley Interchange, Coventry - A45 Eastbound traffic will
be diverted off the A45, through the Allesley interchange and back
onto the A45.
A45 Eaves Green Lane, Coventry - Width and lane restrictions will be
in place on both carriageways of the A45. Eaves Green Lane will also
remain closed to vehicular traffic. Work will be suspended.
A45 Westbound traffic will be unaffected. No work will be carried
out over the holiday period.
A47 East Norton Viaduct (Leics. South) - Lane restrictions will be
in place during the holiday period with 24hr temporary traffic
A45 Tollbar End Roundabout - Work will be suspended over the holiday
period. There will be a reduced amount of traffic management mainly
affecting the hard shoulder.
M1/A52 Toton, between Derby and Nottingham - Works still in operation
with traffic management in place.
A423 Martin Bridge - There will be one carriageway open to traffic
with traffic lights in operation for the holiday period.
A500/A53 Etruria Interchange, Stoke on Trent - Roundabout above A500
will be reduced to two narrow lanes. No restrictions on A500 itself.
Work will be suspended over holiday period.
A500/A527 Porthill Interchange, Stoke on Trent - Northbound exit slip
road and southbound entry slip road will be reduced to single lane.
Roundabout above A500 will be reduced to two narrow lanes. No
restrictions on A500 itself. No work will be carried out over the
A43 Silverstone, April 21 to 23 the British Grand Prix will be held.
Delays are likely throughout the weekend on the A43 and all routes on
A12 Stanway, Essex - Work suspended over the holiday period. Reduced
traffic management will remain to improve traffic flow.
A12 Corton Junction - Rackhams Corner, Suffolk - Traffic management
will remain, work suspended.
A14 Orwell Bridge, Suffolk - Traffic management will remain through
the holiday period. Narrow lanes westbound with 40mph speed limit.
M5 Jcts 18-19 Avonmouth Bridge - Works will remain in place for both
weekends. Three lanes will be open in both directions with 24hr
A38 Western Interchange, Liskeard - Bridge works, east and westbound
lane closures across the structure with a 50mph speed restriction in
place. Traffic management will remain in place.
A35 Charmouth & Vinney Cross - traffic management will be in place,
but will not restrict traffic flow.
M2/A2 Jcts 1 -4 - widening works - two lanes open in each direction
at all times. Traffic management will remain in place.
M20 Jcts 8 - 9 Harrietsham - Channel Tunnel Rail Link works.
Restricted lanes coastbound (24hrs). Traffic Management will remain.
M20 Tutt Hill Bridge - Channel Tunnel Rail Link works. Lane 3 closed
in both directions. Traffic management will remain.
A2 Eastcliffe Viaduct - Contraflow in operation.
A21 Hurst Green - There will be a convoy system in place for Good
Friday, Easter Saturday morning and also for the morning of Sat.
29th April. Traffic management will be removed for Easter Sunday,
Easter Monday and also for Sunday 30th and Monday of the May Bank
Holiday weekend. Drivers are advised to consider an alternative
route for Good Friday and subsequent Saturdays.
A259 Woolpack Corner to Guildeford Lane - Carriageway subsidence -
24hr traffic lights in place. London
M41 White City Development - Traffic management will remain in place
throughout the holiday weekends.
A3 Merton - Work will continue during the holiday period. Traffic
management in place. Two lanes open in each direction.
A12 Havering, Rom River Bridge - Work will be suspended but
contraflow will remain, two lanes of traffic in each direction.
A205 Jct Upper Richmond Road/Putney High Street - Works suspended,
reduced traffic management in place.