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Roadworks cut by two-thirds for Christmas
There will be two-thirds fewer roadworks on the country's motorways and A-roads this Christmas, the Highways Agency has announced.
The agency says that 31 sets of roadworks have been completed ahead of the break, with a further 30 works suspended between 22 December and 2 January.
Announcing the suspensions, director for network operations Derek Turner said: "Over the Christmas and New Year holiday people use our motorways and major A-roads to visit friends and family, go Christmas shopping and make vital deliveries to shops and businesses across the country.
"The Highways Agency will make those journeys smoother by suspending as many sets of roadworks as we can, and providing up-to-the-minute journey planning advice."
Earlier this week, the RAC Foundation warned drivers to allow for heavier loads, long distances and bad weather over Christmas.
"Those with family and friends scattered across the country often find themselves overstretched at Christmas," said research assistant Fiona Coyne.
She advised drivers to leave plenty of time to reach their destination, adding: "Keeping to a strict no-alcohol rule is a definite must for the designated driver this Christmas."
And on the rail network, operators have published a planner detailing closures and alterations over Christmas and New Year.