Roadworks over Christmas

53 miles of roadworks to be lifted in time for the Christmas getaway

In an announcement welcomed by the AA, The Highways Agency has confirmed that almost two thirds of major roadworks on England's motorways and major A-roads will be completed or suspended for the Christmas and New Year holiday before 6am on Friday (21 December).

Thirty-four sets of roadworks have been completed and a further 18, totalling 53 miles, are being suspended to help drivers make smoother journeys over the busy festive period.

Roadworks and lane restrictions will be removed by 6am Friday 21 December and will not be put back before midnight on Tuesday 1 January 2008.

Use AA Roadwatch for live traffic reports for motorways and A-roads wherever you are.

Roadworks remaining in place over the break

Roadworks covering a total of 66 miles at the 36 locations below will remain in place for safety reasons.

South East

M25 Junction 1b - 3 near Dartford
A30 Runnymeade Roundabout to Junction 13
M25 Junction 28/A12/Brook Street
M4 Junction 5 - 7 near Slough
A27, west of Southerham roundabout near Lewes
A3 Hindhead - Lea Coach Road to Boundless Road
A3 Hindhead to Liphook Junction
M4 Junction 13 Roundabout near Chieveley
M4 Junction 11 - 12 near Reading


M1 Jct 6a to 10 project near Luton
A5/A4146 Caldecote Junction near Milton Keynes
M40/M25 Interchange near Chalfont St Peter

East midlands

A1 Gonnerby Moor Roundabout near Grantham
A1 Colsterworth Roundabout
Nearest town Colsterworth
A1 Blyth Roundabout - A1(M)
A1 Markham Moor Roundabout near Tuxford
A1 Apleyhead (Five Lanes End) near Worksop

South West / Devon & Cornwall

A38 Dobwalls, new bypass near Liskeard
A419 Blunsdon - Turnpike roundabout to Castle Eaton near Swindon
A38 Glynn Valley between A390 and A30 near Bodmin
M48 Severn Bridge near Bristol
A38/B3249 Tideford

West Midlands

A50/A518 Roundabout near Uttoxeter

North West

A590 High and Low Newton
A595 Parton to Lillyhall between A597 and A596
M56 Junction 15 - Deeside scheme near Chester
A5117 between A540 and A550 Junction - Deeside scheme near Chester
M62 Junction 6 Huyton near Warrington
M57 Junction 1 near Liverpool
M6 Junction 44 to A74 Guards Mill near Carlisle
M56 Junction 14 near Frodsham
M56 Junction 3 near Sharston

North East

A66 Long Newton near Stockton on Tees
A1 Scotch Corner Interchange near Darlington
A1 Junction 46 to Wetherby Grange near Wetherby

Yorkshire & Humber

M1 Junction 31 to Junction 32 near Rotherham


20 December 2007