App will help you dodge roadworks

It can spoil a weekend break or cast a cloud over the start of a holiday.

But sitting fuming in a queue of traffic caused by roadworks could soon be a thing of the past thanks to a new £10 million Government information scheme.

At present, satnav systems and journey apps on mobile phones often receive out-of-date and incomplete information about where streets are being dug up, making it difficult for drivers to find clearer routes and avoid jams.

At present, satnav systems and journey apps on mobile phones often receive out-of-date and incomplete information about where streets are being dug up, making it difficult for drivers to find clearer routes and avoid jams

At present, satnav systems and journey apps on mobile phones often receive out-of-date and incomplete information about where streets are being dug up, making it difficult for drivers to find clearer routes and avoid jams

But a new digital system called Street Manager, due to be launched next year, will allow councils and utility firms to provide the latest details on where and when roadworks are taking place.

It will also help them plan to carry out repairs together, preventing roadwork hold-ups in the same spots on

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