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A lot of finds were uncovered during the archaeological evaluation carried out for the M62 Junction 6 Improvement scheme so we thought it would be nice to provide an interactive website so you can see what we found.

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Plan your journey
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Before you set off
Updates on the move
When you take a break
Follow us on Twitter
Your route
Timing
Holidays and Christmas

In severe and wintry weather it's even more important to plan your journey

We provide up to the minute traffic reports for our network of 4,300 miles of motorways and major A roads across England.

Just a few minutes checking before you set off can make all the difference to your journey.

 Check traffic updates

Take weather conditions into account when planning your route by visiting The Met Office website or listening to local radio broadcasts.

Why not bookmark our website traffic pages on your computer, download the iPhone app, or follow us on Twitter. Our traffic data is also used by many websites, radio stations and even satnav companies.

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Before you set off

Our website includes the latest traffic reports, maps showing how the traffic is flowing on England's motorways and major A roads, a motorway flow diagram, views from CCTV cameras, average speeds and the displays on motorway message signs.

If you are away from your computer or have already set out on your journey, there are still lots of ways to get Highways Agency live traffic information.

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Updates on the move

On overhead message signs - our control centres will flash up important travel messages warning you of delays and advising of alternative routes.  We also have automatic signs telling you how long it will take traffic to reach certain destinations at that time.

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When you take a break

On long journeys, consider taking a break at regular intervals - and that's an ideal time to check the traffic conditions on the road ahead.
While you are safely parked, check the latest information via your mobile phone, iPhone or laptop. Never stop on the hard shoulder to do this.

We have a free app for your iPhone or if you have another type of smart phone that is web enabled, you can visit our website to access a mobile friendly version. This will allow you to select live updates by road, region or motorway. Remember; never use a mobile while driving.

We also have information points with screens displaying our live traffic updates at many motorway service areas.

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Follow us on Twitter

Our Twitter channels @winterhighways (and @HA_Christmas over the festive period) will help you prepare for your winter journey with timely reminders and traffic updates. There are also regional feeds for live traffic information. For further information on this service and a full index visit our Twitter pages.

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Your route

Stick to the main roads where you can and avoid exposed routes.

The Highways Agency look after motorways and major A roads, our colleagues in local authorities look after all the other roads, and we work as hard as we can to keep our networks clear during severe weather.

You should drive with care and respect the road conditions wherever you drive, but not every road can be treated, so you need to take even more care driving on minor roads.  It's not just the salt treatment that helps cut through snow and ice; it's the amount of traffic too.

Steep hills and exposed roads are also likely to present more challenging driving conditions, so if you could avoid these it might make your journey easier.

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Timing

Always allow extra time in severe weather. Listen to warnings or advice and consider whether or not your journey is essential.

If severe weather is forecast, can you plan your journey to travel before the worst of the weather? Or wait until it has passed? Or at least allow time after the snowfall for our crews to start clearing and treating the roads? It all helps.

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Holidays and Christmas

If you're going on holiday or visiting friends and relatives over the festive season, chances are it will involve a longer and less familiar journey than your regular commute - that makes planning even more important.

Did you know our traffic cameras can help you see if it's snowing on route and at your destination?

Allow plenty of time, prepare for your journey, check for updates before you set off and you'll arrive still full of seasonal goodwill.

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