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Olympic roadworks ban starts today

23 Jul 12 Today sees the start of an eight-week Olympic moratorium on routine roadworks on routes to Games venues.

From 6am today (23 July) until 14 September, there will be no planned roadworks on Highways Agency roads that form part of the Olympic and alternative Route Network.

Work to carry out essential maintenance will only be permitted at night and will have to be cleared before the next day when athletes, officials and visitors are making their way to Games venues.

Highways Agency director of network delivery and development Derek Turner said: “We expect all roads around venues to be considerably busier. Visitors to the Games are strongly encouraged to use public transport to alleviate pressure on the roads.

“As part of our preparations, we have programmed our roadworks to be completed in time for the Games to make as many lanes available as possible – helping drivers who make part of their journey to a park and ride before travelling on to their venue by public transport.”

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