A5 roadworks by Milton Keynes lifted over Christmas

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Work on the A5 has been suspended over the festive period.

The Highways Agency has been carrying out work along a three-mile stretch, but are suspending the work until midnight on Friday, January 2.

Director of customer operations Simon Sheldon-Wilson, said: “This Christmas, we’re helping road users make important journeys to see family and friends by clearing roadworks across the majority of motorways and major A-roads in England.

“This will be a great help to people travelling over the festive period – by lifting or completing roadworks, more lanes will be open and many of the associated speed restrictions will also be lifted.

“We advise drivers to plan longer journeys before setting out, making sure you check weather and travel conditions. It’s also worth packing an emergency winter kit in your boot before making any seasonal journeys this Christmas. Make sure you’ve got de-icer, an ice-scraper, warm clothes, boots and a torch, in case your vehicle breaks down.”