Will fewer road works alleviate Christmas travel carnage?
Got your Christmas bubbles sorted already? If you’re one of the millions who’ll be travelling cross-country to reunite with long lost relatives for a few days, you might be wondering when’s the best time to travel.
Motorways + multiple roadworks + mass exodus on 23rd December = not a pleasant thought.
And if you’re thinking you could avoid the jams by hopping on a train, think again, they’re all priced at a premium or sold out.
But thankfully, the Government is taking steps to ensure that road travel runs as smoothly as possible.
To minimise disruption through sections of roadworks on multiple key routes, they’re fixing speed limits at 60mph.
But, even better, they’re clearing some 778 miles of roadworks from British A-roads and motorways completely.
To decrease interruption on quieter roads, ministers have also advised local authorities to lift as many roadworks as possible.
And they’re also urging the public to think carefully about the timings of their journeys and take alternative routes where possible.
Whether that means the entire country will head out onto the highway at 00:01 on Wednesday 23rd remains to be seen!
Do we really think these measures are going to reduce the carnage? And have you got any travel tips to help me avoid road rage in queue after queue in twelve days’ time?!