The government’s plans for all-lane running systems on 300 miles of UK motorways have been attacked by the Transport Committee.
The plans would see the hard shoulder become a live traffic lane on a permanent basis, to ease congestion on the strategic road network. The conversion would be carried out over the next nine years in areas where there are predicted surges in congestion.
The select committee called the proposition a “radical change” and said the price for these improvements was “unacceptable”. It also questioned the safety of the plan, saying that it would be “putting people’s lives at risk in order to cut costs”.
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