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Road Congestion

Volume 448: debated on Tuesday 11 July 2006

18. To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress has been made in improving traffic management to ease road congestion. (83864)

Under the Traffic Management Act 2004 local authorities in England have a duty to manage traffic on their road network, co-ordinate street works and manage parking enforcement. We are consulting on proposals regarding network management duties that will ensure authorities do all they can to tackle congestion and keep traffic moving on their roads.

Traffic officers are helping to keep traffic moving, ease congestion and ensure safety, primarily on English motorways.