Least Reliable Road In England?

2 June 2011, 11:03 | Updated: 2 June 2011, 11:20

The A428 in Cambridgeshire is the least reliable major road in England.

That's according to new figures from the Department for Transport.

The part of the A428 highlighted by the statistics links the A1 near St Neots to the M11 near Cambridge.

Statistics show that only 34.8% of journeys taken on the A428 between Cambridge and St Neots were on time.

They also show only around 38.9% of return journeys, between St Neots and Cambridge, were on time.

The figures come from studies of journeys taken between May 2010 and April 2011.

They mean the A428 is even less reliable than the often-congested M25 London Orbital, where the section between junction 16 near Uxbridge in west London and junction 23 at South Mimms in Hertfordshire was the third-worst road, with only 43.7% of journeys on time.

The most reliable stretch of road, according to the figures, is the M4 between Wales and near Swindon.