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First phase of M1 smart motorway upgrade now open in the Midlands

The first phase of an upgrade to the M1 between junction 16 (Northampton) and junction 17 (M45), which aims to tackle congestion and improve journey times, is now open. There are now four running lanes instead of three, increasing capacity on the motorway by a third, and technology will help to keep traffic flowing more smoothly. This is part of …

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Upgraded stretch of M3 in Surrey and Hampshire opens to traffic

A 13.4 mile section of the M3 in Surrey and Hampshire that has been upgraded to a smart motorway has been opened to traffic. The section of motorway, which runs between the M25 and Farnborough – junctions 2 to 4a – has had technology installed sets the speed limit to match conditions, helps spot any queuing traffic, incidents or broken …

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