Roads roundup

New free flow payment arrangements will come into effect at the Dartford Crossing during late November, the Highways Agency announced today. Registration for pre-pay accounts will open well in advance of these changes. The full benefits of the scheme will be delivered by the end of April 2015, when all changes to the road layout will be completed. 

Stonehills roundabout on A38 in Gloucestershire has been named best in the country by the Roundabout Appreciation Society. It’s centerpiece is a 4m wicker statue of a knight on horseback, designed to commemorate the Battle of Tewkesbury in 1471 during the Wars of the Roses.