Millions of families facing gridlock on roads TODAY

Mail Online | 7/19/2019 | Jack Doyle;James Salmon For Daily Mail
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So you're heading off on holiday and you're stuck in a traffic jam on the M1 with no end in sight.

If only there was a really smart app that could have told you how to have avoided this all-too-familiar motorway nightmare.

£10million - Website - Satnavs - Roadworks - Place

Well, soon there will be. A £10million website is being developed which will automatically tell satnavs where roadworks are taking place to help drivers avoid congestion.

Street Manager will harvest data from water, electricity and gas companies, and local councils. It will also make it easier to know which roads will have temporary traffic lights.

Site - April - Details - Advance - Works

The site, expected to be up and running by next April, will contain details in advance of planned works.

Transport officials said putting all the data in one place would help apps such as Waze and Google Maps provide up-to-date information.

Night - Transport - Secretary - Chris - Grayling

Last night, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling said: 'Everyone has experienced the annoyance of travel that is disrupted by roadworks, but the systems we currently use to help companies communicate this aren't fit for purpose and need changing.'

Utility companies may also be forced to dig up the pavement instead of the road to reduce impact on traffic.

Roadworks - Way - England - Year - Current

There are around 2.5million roadworks under way in England each year. Current sources of information about works are often incomplete or out of date, critics say.

The Department of Transport Street Manager initiative can't come soon enough. Families rushing off for the school holidays today...
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