AS MILLIONS prepare for a well-deserved break this Easter, roads, motorways and major train routes are expected to be congested with holidaymakers.

The M5 and M6 top the list of roads to avoid this Easter as Devon and Cornwall are expected to see the highest number of visitors.

Highways England is advising drivers to allow extra time for their journeys as about 20 million cars will will be on the roads between Thursday and Monday.

The busiest time to travel will be between 4pm and 6pm where according to transport data supplier Inrix, traffic will be 28% above typical levels.

They also added motorists heading southbound on the M5 towards the West Country should prepare for hold-ups of almost an hour.

On the railways, Network Rail has announced more than 200 engineering projects are set to take place over the four-day weekend with trains to London, Manchester and Bath all being effected.

Cross-channel rail operator Eurostar is expecting its busiest-ever Easter weekend with 163,000 passengers, up 12 per cent on last year.

Good Friday is predicted to be the day when most people will be traveling.

Drivers are advised to prepare for delays by filling their vehicle with fuel before the journey, carrying plenty of food and drinks and listening to the radio or downloading a traffic app to get the latest updates.

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