‘Stop smart motorways’, say MPs and campaigners
As the completion of a smart motorway on the stretch of the M6 that passes through east Cheshire looms, a group of MPs has called for the rollout of the schemes to be stopped.
The all-party group has backed campaigners who say that the concept, which permanently turns the hard shoulder into a fourth lane, puts workers and drivers at risk.
England has more than 100 miles of all lane running (ALR) smart motorways, with 225 miles more planned.
MP Tracey Crouch said the rollout should be paused, but Highways England say ALR smart motorways are safe.
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