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Published on : Friday, August 26, 2016
It is estimated that Saturday, 27th August will be one of the busiest days for the road travellers.
According to the national tourism agency VisitEngland, around 5.1 million people will be going for trips within the country, which will help to generate a revenue of around £1.3 billion for UK.
Inrix, the transport information supplier has stated that in comparison to normal weekends, traffic in several roads of the country will double during the holiday weekend.
Travellers are advised to avoid the sections of M6, M4, M27 and M25 during the holiday weekend.
Highways England has announced that 98% of the motorway and A roads of England will be clear of roadworks during the bank holiday.
Max Holdstock, AA patrol of the year has informed, “August Bank Holiday weekend is always a bit of a mad scramble on the roads. Traffic is likely to build up on Friday evening as people set off early to make the most of the weekend, and will be busy again for the return on Monday afternoon – so allow plenty of extra time if you’re travelling then. Routes to the South West and the coast are usually among the busiest, particularly with hot weather forecast; and there will be localised congestion around events, especially at finish time. It’s a good idea to plan an alternative route in case of delays and carry plenty of water – at least a litre per person.”
Travellers can also visit numerous music festivals during the holidays, including Creamfields in Cheshire, Reading and Leeds and CarFest South in Hampshire.
Martin Frobisher, Network Rail’s route managing director has stated, “Work takes place 365 days a year as part of our Railway Upgrade Plan but we carry out larger upgrades over bank holidays when there are fewer passengers travelling.”
The Heathrow airport is also expecting over 440,000 air passengers during the last long weekend before Christmas.