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Highways Agency warns drivers of busy roads

Drivers are warned about traffic jams as roadworks are still in place over the bank holiday Credit: David Jones/PA

The Highways Agency is warning of increased traffic on the roads because of the bank holiday weekend.

It says people should leave extra time for journeys if they are travelling today and that, unlike during the Easter bank holiday weekend, the majority of roadworks will still be in place.

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Traffic chief blames temporary lights for delays

Traffic at the Beeston junction of University Boulevard has caused major problems for road-users of late... Credit: ITV Central

In the wake of heavy criticism following massive delays on Nottingham's road, Steve Hunt, head of service for traffic and safety at Nottingham City Council, said the problems have been addressed:

"It is normal for this area to experience heavy traffic congestion at peak times, particularly if events are taking place at the university...

... However, since the fault with the temporary traffic lights was resolved earlier this week, we are satisfied that the network is flowing and the traffic management is working as it should."

The work is expected to be complete by spring.

Tram-route causes disruption for bus passengers

With major delays due to a new tram route on University Boulevard, Nottingham City Transport say their ability to provide a reliable service to customers is being affected.

Tram work on University Boulevard is is causing problems for passengers on other forms of public transport... Credit: ITV Central

An NCT spokesperson said:

"During the last week, we have seen significant disruption on our Beeston services as buses have been affected by the congestion caused by the works on and around University Boulevard...

... We are supportive of the investment in transport infrastructure for the city but find the volume of works being done is affecting our ability to provide the reliable service customers expect."

Tram-line construction traffic dubbed 'diabolical'

Traffic in Nottingham has been dubbed 'diabolical', with continuing works to the city's tram service causing disruption to business and transport services.

Construction of Nottingham's tram network has caused major delays... Credit: ITV Central

Heather Harrison, administrator of nearby electrical wholesalers, Hedley & Ellis, said:

"It is affecting us, because of all the roadworks electricians are avoiding us and going elsewhere… Monday was horrendous. It is definitely a problem getting here; whether you are coming in from Bramcote, Wollaton or Long Eaton, you cannot avoid traffic jams... I think it is diabolical."

Construction has seen a busy roundabout replaced by a hectic T-junction... Credit: ITV Central

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Ambulance service release statement following man's death

Damage to property near the crash Credit: ITV Central

West Midlands Ambulance Service have released a statement following the death of a man who was involved in a car crash on Ansty Road, in Coventry.

A West Midlands Ambulance Service spokeswoman said:

“The driver of one car, a man, was seriously injured. Ambulance crews administered advanced emergency treatment at the scene before conveying the man by ambulance on blue lights to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

"Sadly, despite the best efforts of ambulance crews and hospital medics, nothing could be done to save the man and he was confirmed dead at hospital.

“The passenger from the same car, a woman, and the driver of the second car, a man, both sustained minor injuries. Both were taken to University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire as a precaution.”

Fatal crash causes damage to homes

A crash which led to the death of a 27-year-old man, on Ansty Road in Coventry, caused major damage to two properties this morning.

Two properties were seriously damaged in a fatal crash on Anstey Road this morning... Credit: ITV Central

Coventry Police have arrested the driver of the other vehicle - a 25-year-old man - on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

Two properties were seriously damaged in a fatal crash on Anstey Road this morning... Credit: ITV Central

Location of Coventry crash

Two cars involved in crash in Coventry last night Credit: ITV News Central

Ansty Road in Coventry was closed for five hours last night after a crash in which a man was killed.

The 25-year-old local man died after a collision at the junction with Wyken Croft, close to the University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire.

Police say two houses were also damaged in crash at shortly after 10 o'clock last night.

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