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M62 conversion to smart motorway 'saves' drivers 30 minutes a week

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New figures from Highways England have suggested that drivers are saving up to 30 minutes a week since the introduction of the M62 smart motorway.

The £136 million Highways England scheme between Brighouse and Rothwell, which was finished in 2013, is designed to deliver better journeys for motorists in the busiest periods.

People travelling westbound in the evening towards Brighouse are saving almost 5 minutes each day, according to the statistics.

The study also shows that the journey time savings have been achieved as the number of drivers using the 15.5 mile stretch of the M62 between junction 25, Brighouse, and junction 30, Rothwell, has increased.

An average of 155,000 vehicles now use the busiest stretch of the route between junction 26 (Chain Bar) at Bradford and junction 27 for the M621 every day – an increase of 6%.

The £136 million Highways England scheme between Brighouse and Rothwell, which was finished in 2013, is designed to deliver better journeys for motorists in the busiest periods.

People travelling westbound in the evening towards Brighouse are saving almost 5 minutes each day, according to the statistics.

The study also shows that the journey time savings have been achieved as the number of drivers using the 15.5 mile stretch of the M62 between junction 25, Brighouse, and junction 30, Rothwell, has increased.

An average of 155,000 vehicles now use the busiest stretch of the route between junction 26 (Chain Bar) at Bradford and junction 27 for the M621 every day – an increase of 6%.



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