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Roads (Designation)

Volume 127: debated on Friday 12 February 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what are the criteria a roadway has to meet to acquire an M designation.

Motorways, designated M, are special roads whose use is restricted to certain classes of motor traffic.The decision to build or improve a road as a motorway takes into account the level and nature of traffic and the function and location of the road.