REVEALED New poll reveals road with most problems in Britain can YOU guess which one?


The M25 around the junctions with the M3 and A3 to the South coast was branded the route with the most problems in a poll for Highways England and the Transport Focus watchdog.

It revealed that 61 per cent of motorists who used it had experienced congestion or queuing there in the past year.

The M3 is currently about halfway through a 28-month £174 million upgrade with speed restrictions in place and queues in rush hour.

In second spot was the M25 and M23 to Gatwick Airport with which 8 per cent of drivers have had a problem. 

The vast majority said they had endured congestion and queuing on the link between Brighton and London.

The next worst were the South Coast Central network of motorways and A-roads followed by major routes between Southampton and the Midlands.

Pollsters interviewed 4,422 drivers across the country and 250 fleet managers.

They found that easing congestion on A-roads and motorways is the top priority of motorists.

The poll was released as Transport Secretary Chris Grayling announced details of a £3billion road investment plan.

It includes £925 million to tackle congestion and upgrade local roads and £220 million for Highways England to combat congestion.

The chief executive of Transport Focus, Anthony Smith, said: “Road users want congestion to be tackled as part of future roads investment.

“It’s now up to Highways England to use this research to help it focus on developing long-term investment priorities and make a real difference for road users.”

Highways England chief executive Jim O’Sullivan said: “We are committed to improving road users’ experience of the Strategic Road Network through the delivery of the record £15billion investment for the benefit of road users, businesses and communities.

“We welcome Transport Focus’s report which provides valuable insight.

“Improving journeys, making them safer and faster with more reliable journey times, is at the heart of our priorities for the next road period – 2020 to 2025.”