Bank Holiday M5 works

PUBLISHED: 16:42 21 August 2008 | UPDATED: 09:32 10 June 2010

THURSDAY, AUGUST 21: THE Highways Agency has completed or suspended nearly all road works on the M5 in time for the Bank Holiday weekend, in an attempt to ease traffic congestion on the busiest weekend of the year. They have warned that M5 southbound between junctions 15 an

THE Highways Agency has completed or suspended nearly all road works on the M5 in time for the Bank Holiday weekend, in an attempt to ease traffic congestion on the busiest weekend of the year.They have warned that M5 southbound between junctions 15 and 21 on Friday between 11am and 7pm and Saturday between 7am and 3pm and junctions 29 and 30 on Saturday between 8am and 3pm will be amongst the busiest routes.Derek Turner, Highways Agency Network Operations Director, said: "There will be a lot of people taking advantage of the late August Bank Holiday so we expect the roads to the main holiday centres, ports and airports will be busy. "I urge drivers to plan their journeys using the travel information available on our website, the Agency's Traffic Radio and telephone information services - as well as by listening to local radio traffic bulletins."To obtain a full list of the trouble spots go to: http://www.highways.gov.uk or by call: (08457) 504030.

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