Government announce anti-congestion plans

Multi-million pound plans in place to ease motorway gridlock

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Submitted by Visordown News on Wed, 16/07/2008 - 09:41

THE GOVERNMENT is due to announce multi-million pound plans to ease congestion on motorways.

The plans are expected to include more use of hard-shoulders across around 500 miles of motorway system across the country during peak times.

A similar system has been already been tried on the M42 in the Midlands.

Edmund King from the AA told the BBC: "Congestion is costing us more than £20bn a year and we've seen in the West Midlands that hard-shoulder running, if it's managed well, it can work fairly effectively.

"It can make for more reliable journeys and, as long as safety isn't compromised when it's rolled out, I think it will be something that most motorists will support."

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