Drivers in Suffolk have been warned to expect delays ahead of the annual Christmas getaway. 

More than 13.5million journeys are set to completed are the country between Friday and Christmas Eve, up 20pc from the same period last year.

Friday is expected to be the busiest day of the period as people heading off for the festive season will also share the roads with commuters. 

The busiest roads in Suffolk are likely to be the A14 and the A11, with pinch points including the Fiveways roundabout near Mildenhall. 

National Highways confirmed this week that work on the A14 reconstruction near Haughley will stop until the new year.

RAC Breakdown spokesperson Alice Simpson said: “Since Christmas falls on a Monday this year, there’s no need for drivers to use annual leave for getaway trips as they can travel over the weekend before.

"For that very reason, our research suggests these days will be the busiest times to drive, so we urge people to set off as early as possible on Saturday and Sunday."