16m Cars Set For Easter Getaway
Roads across the UK will likely be jammed with around 16 million cars over Easter while those taking the train face disruption due to major engineering works. The RAC has forecast that four million motorists will be travelling on Good Friday and around 4.5 million on Easter Sunday. The AA said tomorrow (Friday) is likely to be the busiest day on the roads.
According to Trafficmaster, the top five busiest stretches of road are likely to be:
:: A303 westbound through Hampshire, Wiltshire and Somerset
:: M1 from junction 6A (M25 interchange) to junction 13 east of Milton Keynes, and from junction 23A in Leicestershire to junction 32 south of Rotherham
:: M5 from junction 15 north of Bristol towards junction 31 (Exeter)
:: M6 through the West Midlands (from junction 4A) and northwards towards Lancashire (junction 21A)
:: M25 all sections, especially both ways around junctions 14-17 around Heathrow Airport
Highways England, formerly the Highways Agency, said more than 550 miles of roadworks will be lifted over Easter on England’s motorways and major A roads.
The agency aims to complete or lift 209 sets of roadworks by tomorrow, with restrictions lifted from 6am until the end of Easter Monday.
For safety reasons lane restrictions or temporary speed limits will remain at 69 locations.