Where are the worst roadworks in the UK? 1

RoadworksThe top 10 worst roadworks in the UK have been revealed. Is your route on the list?

Motorists in the UK experience disruptive roadworks, making life difficult when going and coming from work.

2014 has seen the most amounts of roadworks when compared to the rest of the decade. Inrix, a company who provide real-time traffic information, carried a study on the situation and have said that it has never been this bad for motorists in the UK.

Reasons behind the road maintenance include resurfacing work for things such as pothole damage, road layout changes and motorway widening. According to research carried out by Britannia Rescue, there is one pothole per mile in Britain. That is a staggering amount, with plenty of funding needed to rectify the situation. In doing so, there is disruption caused by roadworks. It is difficult to achieve a solution to both problems at the same time.

Some suggest that the huge effort into fixing out roads has come about thanks to the 2015 General Election. The Government are sending a message that our roads are being heavily improved.

The worst roadworks in the UK:

  • 1: Coventry: A45-A46 Tollbar Island
  • 2: Worcestershire: M5 Junction 4 Lydiate Ash
  • 3: Derby/Nottinghamshire: M1 between J29 Alfreton and J31 Worksop
  • 4: Derby: Markeaton Island
  • 5: Northamptonshire: A14 between J7 and J9 Kettering
  • 6: Cardiff: A4232 and M4 J33
  • 7: Essex: M25 between J27 M11 and J25 Enfield
  • 8: Shropshire/Shrewsbury: A5 Preston Island and Emstrey Island
  • 9: Blaenau Gwent: Tredegar A465 (Heads of the Valleys Road)
  • 10: Nottingham: A453 between M1 J24 and Clifton