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PUBLISHED: 09:58 10 December 2009 | UPDATED: 17:24 25 August 2010

A ROADWORK permit scheme will be introduced on London s busiest roads in the new year.

A ROADWORK permit scheme will be introduced on London's busiest roads in the new year.

Transport for London (TfL) will introduce the scheme, as pledged by London mayor Boris Johnson, on January 11 2010.

Permitting, approved by the Department for Transport on Monday, could help TfL coordinate roadworks.

Welcoming the announcement, Boris Johnson said: "Drivers in London have too often been the victims of unnecessary roadworks, forced to sit stationary in traffic-clogged frustration caused by work sites reminiscent of the Mary Celeste.

"If companies want to dig up the roads, they must do so in a co-ordinated manner that causes the minimum disruption.

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