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Bank Holiday road works closures won't include Gloucestershire sites

By Impeyecho  |  Posted: May 20, 2014

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Traffic warnings for Bank Holiday weekend

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Road works across Gloucestershire will remain in place this Bank Holiday weekend although the majority of the country’s motorways will be cleared to ease congestion.

Drivers will have better journeys this as 98 per cent of the country’s motorways and major A roads will be free of road works, according to the Highways Agency.

But road works on the M5 between Junction 11, 11a and 12 near Gloucester, and also Junction 10 to 11 near Cheltenham will be staying put for safety reasons.

The speed limit is reduced to 50mph at each location, which are among 38 across the whole of England exempt from clearances this weekend.

To keep the inevitable disruption to a minimum, the agency will do much of its work overnight and outside of peak periods, and completes or suspends the majority of its work for busy times such as bank holidays.

Simon Sheldon-Wilson, Director of Traffic Management at the Agency, said: “To help road users enjoy this bank holiday weekend – and hopefully some fine weather – we will be completing or suspending over 320 miles of road works on motorways and major trunk roads.

“But we still ask people to plan their journeys by making use of the traffic information services we provide.”

Friday evening and Saturday afternoon are expected to be the busiest times over this bank holiday weekend, especially on the main holiday routes, as people take day trips, short breaks or longer holidays for the half term break.

Highways Agency traffic officers will be visible on the motorways and on standby to deal with any incidents and keep traffic moving so disruption is kept to a minimum.

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