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Long roadworks to be banned in England

Nov 20, 2015
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) says the new government ban on long stretches of roadworks on motorways in England could reduce delays and cut costs for HGV operators.
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has told Highways England to introduce tough new rules for contractors to prevent vehicles getting stuck in lengthy queues. He also wants better communication with road users so they understand the reason for works and can plan alternative routes.

Malcolm Bingham, FTA’s Head of Road Network Management Policy said, “Long stretches of roadworks create a series of problems for our members – it’s an issue that they constantly complain about. We know that for the largest vehicles it costs £1 for every minute they’re stuck in traffic. Limiting roadworks to two-mile stretches could considerably reduce the time they’re delayed. Nose-to-tail shunts are more prevalent in queues of slow moving traffic too, so hopefully this will also cut the number of accidents in roadworks.”

Disruption on England’s motorways is expected to increase as the government’s £15.2 billion plan to improve the strategic road network gets underway. More than three-quarters of England’s motorways and major A-roads will be resurfaced and more than 1,300 miles of road will be built by 2020. Currently the longest stretch of motorway roadworks runs for more than 18 miles between junctions 28 and 31 of the M1 near Chesterfield.

Photo:  More than 1.300 miles of new road will be built by 2020.

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