New smart motorways are to be scrapped due to “financial pressures” and lack of public confidence in their safety. The government said this meant 11 schemes currently paused from the second road investment strategy and three more earmarked for construction during the third road investment strategy, which runs from 2025 to 2030, are to be […]
A campaign group protesting about the government’s continued rollout of smart motorways will carry a long procession of burial coffins to the department for transport’s office building next week.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps MP has commissioned the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) to independently review safety data relating to smart motorways, amid growing concerns that the roads are dangerous.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has pledged that new motorways that have no hard shoulder – known as All Lane Running (ALR) motorways – will only open if technology is in place to spot stopped or broken-down vehicles quickly.