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Neil Shaw

Exact dates roadworks will be lifted over Easter bank holidays

National Highways is lifting more than 1,400 miles of roadworks this Easter Bank Holiday. More than 98 per cent of England’s motorway and major A road network will be free from roadworks over the holiday period.

The roadworks will be removed from England’s major A-road and motorway network by 6am on Thursday, April 6 and not put back in place until Tuesday, April 11.

Dave Harford, Traffic Officer for National Highways, said: “This is the first bank holiday of the year, so we expect the roads to be busy with people looking to make the most of a long weekend."

National Highways is reminding motorists; check tyre pressures, tread depth and tyre age including the spare, before setting off.

Dave added: “Although the legal limit for tyre tread depth is 1.6mm, we recommend you don’t let the tread get that low. Changing the tyre at 2mm in summer and 3 mm in winter is good practice and maintains overall good tyre performance in all conditions. Look out for cuts or wear over the full width of the tyre and don’t forget to check the sidewall. To check your tyre pressure, visit most fuel and service station forecourts, which have an air machine for checking and inflating your tyre pressure.”

If you are stopped by the police and found with illegal tyres, you could receive a £2,500 fine and 3 penalty points per tyre.

People heading to France using the Kent ports are advised to plan ahead and leave extra time for their journey. The Port of Dover and Eurotunnel are expected to be busy throughout Easter, and people are also urged to check with their operator before they travel.

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