Bank holiday boost for Suffolk and Essex motorists as roadworks lifted on A120, A12 and M11

Roadworks are being lifted for bank holiday travellers. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Roadworks are being lifted for bank holiday travellers. Picture: GREGG BROWN - Credit: Gregg Brown

People travelling over the bank holiday weekend are set to benefit from the lifting of more than 300 miles of roadworks - including several in Suffolk and Essex.

Highways England said 98% of motorways and strategic A roads will be road-works free for the late spring bank holiday. Roads in Suffolk and Essex set to benefit include the A120, A12, and M11.

Around 27 miles of roadworks are set to be completed by 6am today in the Eastern region alone. A further 10 miles of roadworks will be suspended until May 30 to help people get away with minimal disruption.

Two miles of roadworks are being lifted on the M11 between junctions 8 and 8A, near Braintree and Colchester.

A further 3.5 miles of roadworks will be lifted on the A120, also near Braintree and Colchester. The lane closure on the A120 near Braintree to allow railway bridge inspection is due to be completed in time for the bank holiday.

On the A12, two miles of roadworks near Great Yarmouth to allow for surveys and inspections, is due to be completed. A further two miles of roadowrks on the A12 near Beccles is also expected to be completed.

Further afield, repairs to the M11 near Cambridge are due to be completed, while the A14, also near Cambridge, will see two miles of roadworks completed.