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Extra traffic prompts longer journey times on widened M25

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Andrew Forster
31 March 2017
M25 all-lane running: more traffic, slower journeys
M25 all-lane running: more traffic, slower journeys

 

Journey times over parts of recently widened sections of the M25 are now longer than before the capacity improvements were made, an evaluation for Highways England has found. 

The extra capacity has attracted  thousands more vehicle trips onto the road, resulting in longer journey times for travellers, according to the report by consultant Atkins. 

The UK’s first smart motorway all-lane running (ALR) schemes were introduced in 2014 on London’s orbital motorway between...

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