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Are your deliveries getting stuck in roadworks?

With Highways England announcing £218m of improvements in the East of England, how can you ensure your drivers don’t get delayed in roadworks?

More than 100 road schemes in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, and Buckinghamshire will be affected with improvement roadworks during the next 12 months on the M11 motorway, A1, A14, A12 and A47.

Work starts in July with the A12 between junctions 15-18, followed by the A14 junction 39 (Higham) and Junction 42(Westly) with resurfacing. 

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Further investment by Highway’s England will include major dualling and widening schemes on the A47 and A12 which will take place over the next 2-3 years.

With so many road works and improvements taking place all over the UK , it is vital that road haulage and delivery companies use a delivery routing solution that can re-route vehicles away from congestion problems caused by road works or road traffic accidents and select the best route based on the latest traffic data.

Descartes’ route optimisation software uses the latest road network data, including traffic flows at time of travel, the day of the week, and direction of travel, when calculating the best route for a delivery. Our telematics solution then enables planners and controllers to see, in real-time, the location of their vehicles on the route plan map so that customers can be kept aware of progress and any changes to the plan. Better route plans improve delivery times and enables companies to increase their delivery capacity while also reducing their carbon footprint.

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