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Highways England to remove 400 miles of roadworks for Christmas

Date: 14 December 2015   |   Author: Daniel Puddicombe

Highways England has confirmed it will remove 400 miles of roadworks over the festive period to help improve journeys.

The Government-owned body will aim to complete or lift 148 schemes by 6am on 23 December 2015, leaving 98% of the 9534-mile network roadwork free.

Projects being suspended will be temporarily removed until midnight on 2 January 2016.

HE said that 191 miles - 184 projects - will need to stay in place this year, compared to last year's 268 miles worth of work.

Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin welcomed the news, saying that Highways England "is on the side of the honest motorist".

"It's impossible to improve roads without some element of engineering work, but I also know how frustrating they can be. We are determined to apply common sense to our roads so we can minimise disruption," he added.
"Clearing roadworks over Christmas is a big win for motorists. Over the period millions of families will get in the car to visit loved ones. This move will allow hardworking people to travel around freely at Christmas time and see friends and family."