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Roadworks removed to ease August bank holiday traffic

14th May 2014

Two thirds of major roadworks to be suspended or completed for bank holiday weekend says Highways Agency

The Highways Agency has announced that two thirds of road works on motorways and major roads in England will be completed or temporarily suspended in time for the bank holiday weekend getaway. Good news for those of us hoping to get away this weekend. The move is expected to help to ease traffic flows as people head away for weekend breaks around the country, especially given that this weekend’s forecast is for good weather across the UK.

Bank holiday traffic has for many years been notoriously bad and with an estimated 16 million cars taking to the roads over this weekend it is likely that there will be severe congestion in some areas, particularly in the South East as people leave the London area for locations further afield.  In total around 280 miles of road works at 83 locations will be completed in time for the weekend with another 24 sites being temporarily opened up to ease the flow of traffic.

As well as those heading away on holiday over the bank holiday, music festivals in Reading and Leeds, the Notting Hill Carnival in London and the Mathew Street Festival in Liverpool will also see thousands of travellers heading to these locations, adding further to the traffic levels.

Motorway and major route accident claims

Busy roads are no excuse for bad driving, so if you are unfortunate enough to be injured or for your vehicle to be damaged by another motorist’s negligent driving over this bank holiday, then give Camps Solicitors a call to sort out a No-Win No-Fee compensation claim. Our staff will be manning the phones over the weekend and we will be ready to offer our comprehensive accident management service to anyone who might need it over this period. Remember, our service goes beyond just sorting out your claim.  Should you require it, we can also organise the recovery and (if possible) repair of your vehicle, as well as sorting you out with a like for like replacement hire vehicle for you to use in the interim period.