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Regular news: Issue 439 28 Mar 2006

West Yorks setting for UK's first motorway high occupancy vehicle lane

Britain's first motorway-based high occupancy vehicle lane will be built on the M606/M62 junction in West Yorkshire, transport secretary Alistair Darling announced this week.

The 1.6km lane on the slip road of the M606/M62 junction 26 (Chain Bar), between Leeds and Bradford, will give priority to cars with more than one occupant, allowing them to bypass congestion at the junction and gain entry onto the eastbound M62.

The Highways Agency says the lane should save an average of eight minutes...

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