Here’s how to avoid Easter traffic jams this bank holiday weekend

The holiday weekend stuck in traffic is no fun at Easter. In this way, motorists can avoid monster queues and traffic jams on the roads

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Drivers can try to make the most of a potentially warm bank holiday weekend by avoiding queues

Motorists could expect long queues this weekend Easter Public holidays.

The holiday weekend could be one of the busiest of all timeaccording to experts, as it is the first bank holiday since the end Covid restrictionsduring sunny and hot weather is also forecast.

An estimated 21 MILLION leisure trips are planned this weekend – the most since the RAC recorded those stats in 2014 – despite possible fuel shortages.

It could mean a few more people than usual flee to the beach for the day and get more cars onto the streets.

With Easter being the first public holiday since the New Year, the last thing for anyone taking a well-deserved rest is to spend most of the day stuck in traffic.

so how can you Avoid long queues this Easter weekend?

Which roads should I avoid this weekend?

The RAC has warned drivers of the roads to avoid this weekend


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Beachgoers and motorists should be wary of major roads such as the M26 and M6 this weekend.

The RAC has a list of roads and times to try to avoid them this weekend, and for Good Friday it predicts the busiest day of the entire weekend with 4.62 million leisure car journeys planned will.

On this day, it warns that motorists should avoid busy roads between 9:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.:

  • M6 North J26 Liverpool to J36 South Lakes around noon
  • M25 clockwise J8 to J16 late morning
  • A303 approaching Stonehenge in the morning

On Saturdays, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., people should avoid busy roads:

  • A303 approaches Stonehenge late morning
  • M25 clockwise J8 to J16 at noon

Easter Sunday, people should avoid busy roads between 10am and 2pm:

  • M25 clockwise J8 to J16 at noon
  • A303 approaches Stonehenge around noon

On Easter Monday, between 12:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m., people should avoid busy roads and the following:

  • M25 clockwise J8 to J16 early afternoon
  • M6 South J20 for M56 to J16 Stoke-on-Trent early evening
  • M3 North J14 for M27 to J7 Basingstoke early afternoon

As well as the good weather and the enthusiasm for a holiday after the Covid restrictions, the FA Cup Semi-finals are this Saturday, while the rail network and airports may also experience some disruption.

RAC Traffic Spokesman Rod Dennis said: “After two years of relatively quiet Easter bank holidays on the roads, our research points to a return to levels of traffic that are much more typical of this time of year and it is very possible this weekend could turn out to be many one of the busiest for leisure travel in years.”

How do I avoid queues on public holidays?

Being stuck in traffic is not the best way to spend a large part of your holiday

It will be difficult to avoid queuing at Easter but there are a few things that might help such as: B. to plan ahead and leave early.

Dennis said: “The key to avoiding the worst of traffic jams is planning. Simply put, the earlier you leave in the morning, the more likely you are to miss the worst of the queues, especially if you’re going a long way.”

It is reported that some drivers plan shorter journeys so that they do not spend a large part of their well-deserved rest in traffic.

Breakdowns could also be an issue as queues can mean it takes a recovery vehicle longer to reach a stranded driver. This weekend it is especially important to check your car before leaving.

Some drivers may choose to stay off the roads or limit themselves to short journeys, e.g high fuel prices during a livelihood crisis hurting the pockets of fighting Britons. In the meantime, Protests by anti-oil groups like Just Stop Oil try to block oil tankers and cut fuel supply lines.

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