Routes to avoid this Easter
As the Easter Bank Holiday approaches so does the possibility of spending valuable time stuck in a traffic jam, but now experts have revealed the routes to avoid this Bank Holiday
With warm weather predicted this Easter, many Brits will be choosing to spend holidays away from home and hitting the road.
But experts have warned that drivers will probably face lengthy delays, particularly on routes to popular holiday destinations.
Last Easter, over 19 million car journeys were made in the UK over that weekend alone, with Good Friday accounting for 4.45m individual journeys.
Alternatively, Easter Sunday was the quietest.
Roads to avoid include the A38 to Cornwall and M5 through the West Midlands where drivers could be stuck in traffic for hours.
“However, this leads to drivers facing severe congestion and losing valuable relaxation time.
“There are more cars on the roads than ever before so drivers should be conscious of this when planning routes.
“Our specialists have compiled a list of the roads where lengthy delays are expected, so holidaymakers can avoid sitting in traffic and have a stress-free start to their weekends.”
M3 south west of London : Londoners will be flocking out of offices to travel down south to the sunny coast. This motorway runs from Surrey to Southampton so is a popular route for those from the capital.
M4 west of London : Drivers travelling to Wales from the east may find lengthy delays, particularly between Cardiff and Swansea with many wanting to escape the hub of the Welsh capital for the multitude of beaches on the Swansea coast.
A23 to Brighton : Covering many London suburbs, this route is favoured by the majority of those travelling down to the seaside resort town of Brighton. Instead, look at travelling via a scenic route which can transform an arduous journey into a stress-free experience.
M5 around Bristol : Linking the Midlands to the south west. The motorway will be jam packed with holiday makers from the Midlands desperate for the shore, and is usually exceptionally busy in warmer weather.
A38 to Cornwall : Referred to as the Devon expressway, the road runs from Nottingham to Cornwall and is the longest 2 – digit A road in England. Already widely known as one of the most popular cities in the UK for domestic tourists, thanks to the hit BBC show Poldark Cornwall has seen a further increase in tourism.
A303 to Stonehenge : The road from the home counties to the west country, starting in Berkshire and ending in Devon. With a beautiful view it is very popular for those preferring a scenic route. The road runs right past Stonehenge which is steeped in history and a busy tourist spot, resulting in delays of hours at peak times.