Fri, 22 May 2015
THERE will be no reprieve for local motorists this bank holiday as local roadworks will not be lifted for the long weekend.
Across the rest of the road network, Highways England said it would complete 267 lane-miles of roadworks at 105 locations, and will remove 50 sets of roadworks and lane restrictions – leaving 96.9 per cent of its 9,534 lane-miles free of roadworks.
In West Berkshire and the surrounding area, however, few of the major roadworks will be lifted for the bank holiday.
That means restrictions will continue on the M4 between J13 and J14, and at the A34 near Beedon and Didcot.
Planned industrial action across the rail network over pay and jobs was suspended following talks between the two main unions.
Simon Sheldon-Wilson, Customer Operations director at Highways England said: “Our priority now is to ensure we get back to business as usual wherever we can from Tuesday, so that we can continue delivering our ambitious programme of work across the country to keep motorways and major roads in peak condition for our customers.
“Highway England staff and our contractors will continue to work round the clock to ensure traffic can move around as easily as possible. We urge road users to plan ahead for their journeys and check conditions before setting out.
“We know many people will be travelling to airports and holiday destinations, or to spend time with their friends and family this weekend, and we are keen that they get to their destinations safely.
“We’ll continue to work closely with our partners to ensure we manage traffic and smooth journeys to big events like football matches or Bank Holiday shows, so everyone gets to have a safe and fun weekend.”