Lifting roadworks for August Bank Holiday (25-28 August)


22 Aug 2023

Lifting roadworks for August Bank Holiday (25-28 August)

We're lifting a total almost 1000 miles of roadworks in time for the late summer getaway.

We'll remove roadworks by 6am on Friday 25 August. They won't be back in place until the early hours of Tuesday 29 August.

Thousands of motorists are expected to be travelling over the Bank Holiday. We're urging everyone to travel safely by following our simple-to-remember T.R.I.P checklist.

T - Top up fuel, oil and screenwash

R - Rest every 2 hours

I - Inspect  your tyres

P - Prepare for weather

National Highways Senior Network Planner, Frank Bird said:

“It’s really important that drivers play their part in helping to keep people moving this August Bank Holiday because we expect roads to be busy.

“We’d say it’s good practice to make sure there is enough fuel to reach the destination and we’d also remind people to keep an eye on the gauge during the journey.  We’d also say top-up the screen-wash to make sure you have good visibility of the road ahead.

“We’re also calling on motorists to plan regular rest stops because we know that long journeys can be tiring. Every two hours we’d advise people to stop, grab a coffee and get some fresh air for at least 15 minutes before carrying on with their trip.” 

Find out more about T.R.I.P and how to travel safely this Summer.

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