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Motorways: Road Traffic Control

Volume 461: debated on Monday 11 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on progress on the roll-out of hard shoulder running. (142070)

The M42 Active Traffic Management pilot project, including hard shoulder running, became fully operational in September 2006. The Highways Agency is currently evaluating the performance of the pilot project and, while it is too early to draw definite conclusions, the initial results are encouraging. I expect to receive an evaluation of the pilot project from the Highways Agency later this year. The agency is continuing its thorough review of the network to identify potential locations that might benefit.