Let's face it: most of us have insurance and other financial aspects we have to pay to keep our vehicles properly maintained. What is the use of all that if one cannot escape the city now and again and enjoy a few days of fresh air?
This is why many motorists will be delighted to hear that the majority of major road works will either be suspended or completed in time for the bank holiday weekend.
About 365 miles of road works on British motorways and main trunk roads will be completed during this week and work on a further 95 miles will be suspended until after the weekend, the Highways Agency announced yesterday.
In total 111 road works will be completed before the weekend, while work on 23 projects will be temporarily halted until the weekend is over.
Unfortunately there will still be restrictions in 22 locations, including on parts of the M25 and on a stretch of the M1 in the vicinity of Luton in Bedforshire.
Mike Penning, the Roads Minister, said "The main holiday routes have been busy throughout the school holidays and the Highways Agency has worked hard to keep these flowing - as well as providing live traffic updates from its control centres."
He added that the Agency will complete or suspend work on as many road work projects as possible before the weekend. According to him 99% of trunk roads and motorways in England will be without road works by the weekend - meaning that many speed restrictions will be lifted.
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