Motorists to get help in time for Easter getaway

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Roadworks across the area will be completed in time for the Easter getaway.

The Highways Agency will complete or suspend work on more than 550 miles of roads across the country to help ease congestion over the bank holiday weekend.

Simon Sheldon-Wilson, director of customer operations at the Highways Agency, said: “This Easter, we’re helping drivers with their journeys by clearing roadworks across the majority of motorways and major A-roads in England.

“By suspending or completing roadworks, more lanes will be open and many of the associated speed restrictions will be lifted.

“We’ve worked closely with other transport providers to ensure our network can cope with increased demand due to closures on the railways, and we’re pleased to say that 96.8 per cent of our roads will be free of work to help Easter road trips go smoothly.

“Of course, we still advise drivers to plan their journeys, check the latest traffic and travel updates, and the weather forecast, before setting out.”

Roadworks completed in time for Easter include:

- M62 J33 Ferrybridge / A162

Resurfacing works

0.6 miles of roadworks completed for Easter Bank Holiday.

- A1 Wentbridge to Darrington

Removal of bus stops

2.2 miles of roadworks completed for Easter Bank Holiday.

- A1 Middlefield Lane, Kirk Smeaton

Installation of barriers to close Middlefield Lane

0.5 miles of roadworks completed for Easter Bank Holiday.

- A1 Darrington to Wentbridge

Layby closure

1 mileof roadworks completed for Easter Bank Holiday.