M62 pilot scheme targets reduced congestion

M62 pilot scheme targets reduced congestion

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In a first for a motorway to motorway junction, smart motorway technology, such as electronic information signs and variable mandatory speed limits on the M62, will be used alongside traffic lights on the motorway link roads from the northbound and southbound M6.

From next summer the pilot will see electronic information signs and variable speed limits introduced on the eastbound M62 and new traffic lights installed at the end of the motorway link roads from the northbound and southbound M6. "This is an opportunity to combine existing technology and traffic management systems in a novel way to see whether we can give drivers using the frequently congested eastbound M62 lower journey times during peak hours and smoother, more reliable journeys" said Highways England's programme delivery manager for the North West Andy Withington.

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