Christmas roadworks: Almost 99% of motorways and major A-roads will be roadworks-free for festive period, says Highways England.

Outstanding works will either be completed or suspended.

The authority promised to complete or suspend maintenance and repair works on around 400 miles of roads to help people travel to their friends and families in the festive season

A “roadworks embargo” will be in place from 6am on December 22 to midnight on January 2, Highways England announced on Monday (December 4).

This means more lanes will be open and “many speed restrictions will be lifted”.