Roadworks survey: Span from Land's End to John O'Groats
8 March 2013 Last updated at 19:42 GMT
A survey of councils in Britain has found that there are at least 19,000 sets of roadworks under way right now.
The research suggests if we combine the roadworks reported by more than 80 local councils, they would stretch from Land's End to John O'Groats.
Robert Hall reports.