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DfT ignoring risks of taking out hard shoulders, warn MPs

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Deniz Huseyin
30 September 2016
DfT plans to convert 300 miles of hard shoulder to running lanes
DfT plans to convert 300 miles of hard shoulder to running lanes

 

The DfT is “blatantly ignoring” concerns over the risks of converting motorway hard shoulders into extra lanes, the Transport Select Committee has stated.

Ministers appear determined to press ahead with plans for All Lane Running schemes despite the reservations of MPs and motoring organisations, says the committee. 

In a report published in June, the committee argued that the permanent conversion of the hard shoulder into a running lane is a radical change to the nature of...

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