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Monday, 30 September, 2002, 06:50 GMT 07:50 UK
Motorway about to get quieter
Motorway traffic
The work should be completed by end of October
Life should soon be quieter for people who live near part of the M62 between Bradford and Leeds.

A three mile stretch of the motorway from junction 26 to 27 is being resurfaced with a new low noise material.

The Highways Agency, which is carrying out the work, calculates that 90% of this stretch of this carriageway is within 500 metres of people's homes.

Alan Duckworth from the Highways Agency says: "This is a heavily used section of carriageway and a key commuter route.

Noise pollution

"The resurfacing operation will result in a much smoother journey for drivers.

"And the new quieter road surface will significantly reduce noise pollution from the motorway."

The work to replace the worn-out carriageway will take place at night when a 50mph speed limit will be in force.

The project is due to be completed on 20 October.


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