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M-ways for hard shoulder scheme
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The scheme would replace plans to widen some roads
Plans to let drivers use the hard shoulder on busy stretches of motorways in England have been unveiled following a trial on the M42 near Birmingham.

The scheme could be extended to other roads across England, including:

  • M1: J15-17; J18-19; J24-25; J28-35a (excluding the J31-32 link); and J40-42

  • M3: J2-4a and J11-14

  • M4: J3-4; 5-8/9; J10-12; and J19-20

  • M5: J4a-6 and J16-17

  • M6: J2-4; J5-8W; J11-14; J15-19; and J21a-24

  • M20: J3-5

  • M23: J8-J10

  • M27: J5-7; J8-9; and J10-11

  • M60: J8-9; J10-12; J19-24; J24-25; and J27-J4

  • M62: J10-12; J18-20; J25-28; and J29-30

  • M56: From start-J2/3; J6-7.

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