search
Barnsley
Batley
Bedale
Beverley
Bingley
Bradford
Bridlington
Brighouse
Castleford
Catterick Garrison
Cleckheaton
Cottingham
Darlington
Dewsbury
Doncaster
Driffield
Elland
Filey
Goole
Guisborough
Halifax
Harrogate
Hawes
Hebden Bridge
Heckmondwike
Hessle
Holmfirth
Huddersfield
Hull
Ilkley
Keighley
Knaresborough
Knottingley
Leeds
Leyburn
Liversedge
Malton
Mexborough
Middlesborough
Mirfield
Morley
Normanton
Northallerton
Ossett
Otley
Pickering
Pontetfract
Pudsey
Redcar
Richmond
Ripon
Rotherham
Saltburn-by-the-Sea
Scarborough
Selby
Settle
Sheffield
Shipley
Skipton
Sowerby Bridge
Stockton-on-Tees
Tadcaster
Thirsk
Todmorden
Wakefield
Wetherby
Whitby
Yarm
York
Highways England Helping Motorists Over Easter Period
Highways England is preparing to lift and complete hundreds of miles of roadworks to help people travelling over Easter and is urging motorists to make sure their vehicle is ready for the journey.

To help those miles flow as smoothly as possible, teams from Highways England are working around the clock to remove 459 miles of roadworks - meaning around 99 per cent of motorways and major A roads will be roadworks-free in time for Easter.

Highways England research shows almost half of all breakdowns are caused by simple mechanical problems which could be avoided with simple checks and nearly a quarter are caused by tyre problems.

Highways England’s customer service director, Melanie Clarke, said:

“We’re doing everything we can to make journeys as smooth as possible this Easter and that’s why we’re keeping around 99 per cent of the road network we manage, free from roadworks.

“Safety is our top priority and we know from experience that almost half of breakdowns can easily be avoided if motorists carry out simple vehicle checks before setting off over this period.”

The motorway and major A-road network will be free of roadworks from 6am Thursday, April 18 until 12.01am on Tuesday, April 23.

Highways England traffic officers will be working around the clock to help people who get into difficulty.

Before they set off, Highways England is urging motorists to:

Check fuel: Make sure you have enough to get to your destination

Check tyres: check your tyre pressure and the condition of your tyres, including the spare. Look out for cuts or wear and make sure the tyres have a minimum tread depth of 1.6mm, which is the legal limit

Check engine oil: Use your dipstick to check oil before any long journey, and top up if needed - take your car back to the garage if you’re topping up more than usual

Check water: To ensure you have good visibility, always keep your screen wash topped up so you can clear debris or dirt off your windscreen

Check your lights: If your indicators, hazard lights, headlights, fog lights, reverse lights or brake lights are not functioning properly, you are putting yourself at risk. In addition, light malfunctions can be a reason for your vehicle to fail its MOT

Highways England is also reminding people to ensure that they have the correct licence and insurance to tow whatever the weight, make sure you have connected correctly, and always ensure your load is secure and within the limits for your vehicle before setting off.

A series of specialist videos can be found online to help people carry out basic vehicle checks before they set off on their travels. The videos can be viewed online here:
https://www.think.gov.uk/

Highways England is also urging drivers to stay safe this Easter by adhering to motorway signage, including the red X signals on smart motorways. Highways England close lanes for a reason and drivers ignoring red X signs put themselves and others at risk.

Find out more about driving on smart motorways here:
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/how-to-drive-on-a-smart-motorway

Drivers planning to use the Dartford Crossing are reminded to pay Dart Charge in advance or by midnight the day after crossing.

More information can be found on the Highways England website or by calling their information line (0300 123 5000) they can keep up to date with conditions on the roads.

Roadworks lifted:

East Road Bridport (near Bridport)
0.5 miles of roadworks lifted

A19 northbound - A183 Chester Road - A1231 Hylton Grange (near Sunderland)
1.8 miles of roadworks lifted

M1 J36 (near Barnsley)
1 miles of roadworks lifted

M18 J1 to J2 (near Rotherham)
6.5 miles of roadworks lifted

M18 J4 to J5 (near Doncaster)
5 miles of roadworks lifted

M18 J6 to J7 (near Doncaster)
5.5 miles of roadworks lifted

M18 J3 to J2 (near Doncaster)
2 miles of roadworks lifted

M18 J6 to J5 (near Doncaster)
2 miles of roadworks lifted

M18 J1 to M1 J32 (near Rotherham)
2 miles of roadworks lifted

A194M(M) from A1(M) to the A194(M)/A184 Whitmarepool Roundabout (near Sunderland and Gateshead)
1.25 miles of roadworks lifted

A46 Saxondale roundabout (near Nottingham)
0.5 miles of roadworks lifted for Easter period.

A5 Towcester to Weedon (near Towcester)
5 miles of roadworks lifted

A5 Weedon to Kilsby (near Daventry)
5 miles of roadworks lifted

A52 Queen's Medical Centre roundabout to Wheatcroft roundabout (near Nottingham)
5 miles of roadworks lifted

Roadworks completed:

A303 (near Wincanton)
2.35 miles of roadworks completed

M62 J37 to A63 South Cave (near Goole)
12 miles of roadworks completed

A628 Flouch (near Barnsley)
0.5 miles of roadworks completed

M62 J27 (near Leeds)
1 miles)of roadworks completed

A1 Black Cat Roundabout to Baldock (near Sandy)
3 miles)of roadworks completed

A120 junction with Great Tey Road (near Coggeshall)
0.1 miles of roadworks completed

M1 J6a to J8 (near Hemel Hempstead)
0.4 miles of roadworks completed

A120 London Road to Felsted (near Braintree)
3 miles of roadworks completed

A11 / A14 (near Newmarket)
3 miles of roadworks completed

A47 junction with Willow Hall Lane, Thorney (near Peterborough)
0.1 miles of roadworks completed

M1 J22 to J23 (near Leicester)
8.5 miles of roadworks completed

M1 J29a (near Chesterfield)
1.25 miles of roadworks completed

M1 J29 to J30 (near Chesterfield)
2 miles of roadworks completed

M1 J27 (near Alfreton)
5 miles of roadworks completed

A1 Colsterworth to Barrowby (near Grantham)
5 miles of roadworks completed

A1 Great Ponton (near Grantham)
0.5 miles of roadworks completed

A1 Wothorpe to Colsterworth (near Stamford)
5 miles of roadworks completed

A453 Ratcliffe on Soar (near Nottingham)
4 miles of roadworks completed

A46 / A1 Brownhills to Friendly Farmer (near Newark on Trent)
1 miles of roadworks completed

A46 Kinoulton to Cotgrave (near Nottingham)
5 miles of roadworks completed

A46 Stragglethorpe (near Nottingham)
5 miles of roadworks completed

A52 Bramcote (near Nottingham)
3 miles of roadworks completed

A52 Gamston (near Nottingham)
1.5 miles of roadworks completed

A3 Horndean to QE2 Country Park (northbound)
2.76 miles of roadworks completed

A3 Horndean to QE2 Country Park (northbound)
2.52 miles of roadworks completed

A3 Weston to Sheet Link (northbound)
2.53 miles of roadworks completed

A3 Longmoor to Griggs Green (northbound)
2.47 miles of roadworks completed

A3 Griggs Green to Liphook (northbound)
2.42 miles of roadworks completed

A3 southbound Horndean to QE2 Country Park
2.91 miles of roadworks completed

A3 Horndean to QE2 Country Park (southbound)
2.33 miles of roadworks completed

A3 Weston to Sheet Link (southbound)
2.52 miles of roadworks completed

A3 Longmoor to Griggs Green (southbound)
2.51 miles of roadworks completed

A3 Liphook to Griggs Green (southbound)
2.47 miles of roadworks completed

M27 link to M275
4.07 miles of roadworks completed for Easter period

M27 J12
0.97 miles of roadworks completed for Easter period

A303 Longparish Lane
0.87 miles of roadworks completed for Easter period

A3 (northbound)
0.18 miles of roadworks completed

M27 J11 to J9 (westbound)
2.85 miles of roadworks completed

M27 J11 to J9 (westbound)
1.6 miles of roadworks completed

M27 J10 (eastbound)
1.16 miles of roadworks completed

M27 J9 to J10 (eastbound)
1.3 miles of roadworks completed

M27 J9 to J10 (eastbound)
1.05 miles of roadworks completed

A303 Hundred Acre to Parkhouse Cross (westbound)
10.98 miles of roadworks completed

A404 Burchett's Green to Bisham (northbound)
4.39 miles of roadworks completed

A34 Bullington to Litchfield (northbound)
9.23 miles of roadworks completed

M3 J13 (northbound)
1.74 miles of roadworks completed

M3 J13 (southbound)
1.27 miles of roadworks completed

A3 Knockhundred Lane (southbound)
0.62 miles of roadworks completed

A303 Salisbury Road (eastbound)
1.6 miles of roadworks completed

A3M J2 (northbound)
1.52 miles of roadworks completed

A3M J2 to J3 (southbound)
0.87 miles of roadworks completed

A3 Liss (northbound)
0.77 miles of roadworks completed

M4 J14 to J15
2.74 miles of roadworks completed

M4 J14 to J15
0.72 miles of roadworks completed

M4 J14 to J15
0.7 miles of roadworks completed

M4 J14 to J15
0.7 miles of roadworks completed

A3(M) J3
2.13 miles of roadworks completed

M27 westbound link from Paulsgrove
1.73 miles of roadworks completed

A3 Weston to Sheet Link (northbound)
6.22 miles of roadworks completed

A3 Sheet Link to Liphook (northbound)
11.53 miles of roadworks completed

A3 Liphook to Hazel Grove (northbound)
1.26 miles of roadworks completed

A34 Abingdon to Hinksey (northbound)
2.41 miles of roadworks completed

A34 Hinksey to Botley Lane (northbound)
2.62 miles of roadworks completed

M3 J3 (southbound)
0.08 miles of roadworks completed

M4 J14 (eastbound and westbound)
2.04 miles of roadworks completed

M27 J1 to J2 (eastbound)
2.17 miles of roadworks completed

M27 J1 to J3 (eastbound)
2.43 miles of roadworks completed

M27 J2 to J3 (eastbound)
1.76 miles of roadworks completed

M2 J7 to J5 (westbound)
18.65 miles of roadworks completed

A259 Rother to Little Common roundabout
2.03 miles of roadworks completed

A27 Chichester to Arundel (westbound)
5.97 miles of roadworks completed

A259 Green Lane to Knebworth Road (eastbound and westbound)
1.06 miles of roadworks completed

A27 Arundel to Worthing (eastbound and westbound)
11.6 miles of roadworks completed

A2 eastbound and westbound Dunkirk to Upper Harbledown
10.94 miles of roadworks completed

A23 northbound Patcham to Pyecombe
0.61 miles of roadworks completed

M2 J3 to J5 (eastbound and westbound)
4.25 miles of roadworks completed

M25 J11 - J10 (anti-clockwise)
1.43 miles of roadworks completed

M25 J11 anti-clockwise entry slip
0.25 miles of roadworks completed

M25 J11 to J10
1.25 miles of roadworks completed

M25 J9 to J8
1.7 miles of roadworks completed

A30 Crooked Billet roundabout
0.2 miles of roadworks completed

A30 Crooked Billet roundabout to J13
1.36 miles of roadworks completed

A3 from B2039 to A245
1.61 miles of roadworks completed

A3 from A245 to B2039
1.3 miles of roadworks completed

A30 Crooked Billet roundabout
0.2 miles of roadworks completed

A30 J13 - Crooked Billet roundabout
1.4 miles of roadworks completed

M25 clockwise to M4 eastbound link road
2.48 miles of roadworks completed

M4 J5 to J4
2.15 miles of roadworks completed

A405 junction with M1 to M25
0.66 miles of roadworks completed

M25 J19 to J17
2.22 miles of roadworks completed

M25 J18 (anticlockwise)
0.29 miles of roadworks completed

M4 J2 (westbound)
Inspection/survey
0.21 mile(s) of roadworks completed for Easter period

M25 J25 to J23
Carriageway - reconstruction/repair
8.68 mile(s) of roadworks completed for Easter period

M25 J25
0.19 miles of roadworks completed

M25 J24
0.35 miles of roadworks completed

M25 J10 to J9
2.06 miles of roadworks completed

A3 Painshill
0.42 miles of roadworks completed

A1(M) J3
0.44 miles of roadworks completed

A3 Ripley
0.28 mile(s) of roadworks completed

A1(M) J3 / A1001
0.06 miles of roadworks completed

M25 J16 to J14
2.15 miles of roadworks completed

M1 J6 to J5
1.91 miles of roadworks completed

M4 J3
0.23 miles of roadworks completed

M25 J10 to J11
1.41 miles of roadworks completed

M25 J11
1.03 miles of roadworks completed

M25 J27 to J28
1.14 miles of roadworks completed

M25 J27 to J28
0.96 miles of roadworks completed

M25 J29 to J28
1.33 miles of roadworks completed

M25 J28
0.1 miles of roadworks completed

M25 J28
0.1 miles of roadworks completed

M25 J9 to J10
2.82 miles of roadworks completed

A3 northbound entry slip
0.38 miles of roadworks completed

M25 J10
1.01 miles of roadworks completed

M25 J10/A3
0.09 miles of roadworks completed

M25 J5 to J4
0.82 miles of roadworks completed

M25 J5 to J4
1.33 miles of roadworks completed

M26 to A21
0.07 miles of roadworks completed

M25 J4 to J5
2.37 miles of roadworks completed

M25 J26 to J25
1.65 miles of roadworks completed

M25 J5
0.92 miles of roadworks completed

M26 - A21 link road
0.22 miles of roadworks completed

M26 J2A to J3
7.96 miles of roadworks completed

M25 J5 to J6
2.73 miles of roadworks completed

M25 J6 to J5
2.64 miles of roadworks completed

M25 J5 to J6
2.95 miles of roadworks completed

M25 J6 to J5
2.64 mile(s) of roadworks completed

M25 J5 to J6
2.95 miles of roadworks completed

M25 J6 to J5
2.64 miles of roadworks completed

M25 J7 to J6
Litter clearance
1.73 miles of roadworks completed

M25 J7 to J8
Litter clearance
2.55 miles of roadworks completed

M25 J8 to J7
2.78 miles of roadworks completed

M25 J6 to J8
2.36 miles of roadworks completed

M4 J5 to J4
1.29 miles of roadworks completed

A3 Wisley to Ockham
1.55 miles of roadworks completed

A3 junction with A245 to M25
1.79 miles of roadworks completed

A405 junction with M1 to M25
9.01 miles of roadworks completed

M25 J15 to J16
2.98 miles of roadworks completed

M25 J16 to J15
3.21 miles of roadworks completed

A282 Dartford east tunnel
0.22 miles of roadworks completed

M1 J4 to J1
7.42 miles of roadworks completed

A1M J4 to J5
1.52 miles of roadworks completed

A40 Denham Roundabout to M40 J1
0.11 miles of roadworks completed

M4 J4B to J4B
0.43 miles of roadworks completed

M1 J6 to J5
1.98 miles of roadworks completed

M4 J2
0.26 miles of roadworks completed

M4 J2
0.21 miles of roadworks completed

M25 J12
0.51 miles of roadworks completed

M25 J13 to J12
3.11 miles of roadworks completed

M25 J14 to J13
2.25 miles of roadworks completed

M25 J12 to J13
3.36 miles of roadworks completed

M25 J4
0.34 miles of roadworks completed

M25 J4
1.5 miles of roadworks completed

M25 J27 to J28
1.57 miles of roadworks completed

M25 J26 to J27
3.02 miles of roadworks completed

M25 J10 to J9
0.45 miles of roadworks completed

M25 J8
0.23 miles of roadworks completed

M25 J16
15.46 miles of roadworks completed

M25 J15 to J16
0.41 miles of roadworks completed

M25 J16 to J15
0.32 miles of roadworks completed

A1089 JA13 to Thurrock Park
2.26 miles of roadworks completed

A126 to A1089 (southbound)
0.13 miles of roadworks completed

A13 to A1089 (westbound)
0.29 miles of roadworks completed

M25 J28
1.57 miles of roadworks completed

M6 j16 to 19 (Cheshire)
19 miles of smart motorway roadworks completed

Real-time traffic information for England’s motorways and major A roads is available via its website (www.trafficengland.com), local and national radio travel bulletins, electronic road signs and mobile apps. Local Twitter services are also available at https://highwaysengland.co.uk/highways-england-about-us.

Highways England Helping Motorists Over Easter Period, 12th April 2019, 18:00 PM