Caravaners boosted by Easter Weekend roadworks suspension

60 per cent of roadworks will either be finished or put on hold

Caravan owners have been given a boost with the news that a majority of UK roadworks will either be completed or suspended in time for the upcoming Easter weekend.

According to the Highways Agency, some 60 per cent of roadworks will either be finished or put on hold for the long weekend, spelling good news for those holidaymakers keen to hitch up their caravans and get away.

This comes in spite of the fact that the bad weather experienced over the winter caused a number of road improvement projects to be hit by delays, with the government department stating that, as well as boosting reliability, the extra effort has been driven largely by an aim to make the UK’s 9,534 miles of major carriageway safe for drivers.

Announcing the good news, Highways Agency director of network delivery and development Derek Turner said: “We wish to reassure the travelling public that the Highways Agency is lifting as many roadworks as is safe and practical to do so for this Easter bank holiday.”

Meanwhile, the Met Office has predicted that UK weather will remain ‘unsettled’ over the Easter weekend, with snow likely in Scotland and some parts of northern England.