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M18: Lorries

Volume 492: debated on Wednesday 20 May 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 9 February 2009, Official Report, column 1603W, on M42: lorries, if he will introduce a restriction on overtaking by heavy goods vehicles on the M18; and if he will make a statement. (276437)

There are currently no plans to introduce a restriction on

overtaking by heavy goods vehicles on the M18, since it does not meet the relevant criteria.

As part of the Highways Agency's strategy to tackle congestion, the Agency has considered sites for implementing the HGV lane restrictions. Such sites should meet the following criteria namely; two lane motorway and all purpose trunk roads with gradients where HGVs represent a high proportion of traffic.