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GRIDLOCK: Almost a billion journeys to be hindered by roadworks

Patrick Christys
Jun 5, 2019


Roadworks are a quickfire way to ruin a car journey and, in fact, almost a billion journeys across the UK could be ruined by 2022.

That's right, there are 898 roadworks currently planned across the country between now and the start of 2022, a move that will affect 913,609,699 journeys in total.

Of course, roads need to be fixed, but why does it always seem to take so long?

There are always these big billboards by the sides of motorways saying: "Please drive carefully, my daddy works here." Well, he doesn't, son. I'm sorry to break it to you, but your daddy hasn't been here for years. And neither have any of daddy's work friends...

Analysis of scheduled maintenance and major projects due to take place on A-roads and motorways over the next three years show that drivers using the M6 are most likely to get caught in a jam.

In fact, the 34 roadworks planned for that one motorway alone are set to cause disruptions for 1,586 days between now and December 2021, affecting more than 210million drivers, the figures suggest.

 

Other motorways that will be heavily disrupted in the next three years include the M60 in Manchester with 80.7million journeys impacted and the M62 connecting Liverpool and Hull, with 71.7million motorists set to be sat in slow or stationary traffic. 

For anyone who's got absolutely nothing else to do today, I've compiled a nice long list for you of all the roads that will be affected by the new roadwork plans. Enjoy.

 

Road No. of roadworks scheduled between now and end of Dec 2021 No. of days delayed caused by roadworks No. of journeys impacted
A1 33 200 11,003,304
A1033 1 1 33,522
A1053 1 1 21,481
A11 6 29 1,217,758
A12 11 170 13,303,856
A120 2 2 93,294
A13 3 3 303,379
A1307 1 5 110,739
A14 17 531 39,524,384
A160 1 1 17,496
A168 3 293 7,015,185
A174 1 1 37,632
A180 1 1 51,087
A184 3 15 578,585
A19 7 63 3,556,323
A2 10 73 4,614,033
A20 5 8 262,438
A2070 3 103 3,279,818
A21 2 8 295,824
A23 1 1 43,133
A27 16 108 6,584,413
A282 7 12 1,867,335
A3 16 165 10,303,664
A30 11 51 1,520,688
A303 4 100 4,030,761
A308 1 3 103,785
A31 2 9 451,310
A316 1 1 64,268
A329 3 15 421,917
A34 3 37 1,638,729
A38 19 116 4,960,878
A40 3 69 3,613,496
A404 3 10 363,000
A41 1 1 34,525
A414 1 362 16,380,753
A417 3 47 1,077,347
A419 1 5 241,979
A42 3 18 1,123,617
A421 4 46 2,192,999
A428 2 19 508,021
A43 2 14 554,959
A449 3 36 944,839
A45 14 24 1,372,106
A453 2 8 273,191
A46 13 48 2,069,689
A47 4 44 1,386,731
A49 1 5 124,389
A5 9 55 2,039,960
A50 9 59 2,796,580
A500 7 13 927,300
A5036 4 11 465,169
A5103 1 4 262,733
A5111 1 1 43,062
A5127 1 1 24,956
A5148 2 7 298,071
A52 11 18 632,950
A55 1 1 68,207
A550 1 2 56,322
A56 5 10 315,607
A57 2 2 58,648
A580 3 36 1,583,222
A6 1 1 26,318
A616 1 3 56,257
A62 1 1 34,607
A627 2 3 66,990
A63 8 40 1,399,890
A631 1 1 21,605
A638 2 2 57,463
A64 4 19 898,654
A66 9 33 1,648,915
A69 1 1 29,540
M1 74 199 29,334,486
M11 7 9 918,374
M18 9 39 3,868,916
M180 7 50 3,111,703
M2 21 152 15,795,169
M20 23 113 11,187,161
M23 11 58 7,161,293
M25 27 395 86,269,073
M27 45 130 20,737,305
M271 1 4 296,704
M275 2 8 765,321
M3 11 22 2,828,356
M4 35 124 19,720,136
M40 12 38 5,238,191
M42 10 38 5,005,913
M45 1 123 2,593,793
M48 1 102 3,419,071
M49 2 56 1,825,404
M5 60 288 37,468,658
M50 6 746 27,275,645
M53 5 7 562,976
M54 4 7 374,279
M55 4 276 20,353,583
M56 20 66 9,487,159
M57 2 4 317,346
M58 5 86 5,208,135
M6 34 1,586 210,325,195
M60 26 452 80,762,646
M602 11 474 50,884,587
M61 9 53 6,287,729
M62 42 503 71,783,155
M621 5 12 1,177,022
M65 4 37 2,941,309
M66 5 9 1,063,075
M67 8 15 1,047,006
M69 7 42 2,828,139

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