Consistent travel times
The length of time taken to drive that stretch of road will reduce, and the consistency of the journey time will improve too.
Vehicles in congested traffic use extra fuel and create more emissions. This is a cost for drivers and the planet’s wellbeing.
Smart motorways reduce congestion by keeping vehicles flowing smoothly.
Less stress – Happy drivers
Traffic congestion can be very stressful for those held in it. The smart motorway will help everyone get where they’re going sooner and more safely. Then everyone is happy.
Value for money
Building a whole new road is expensive. By making some changes to what is already there, another northbound lane can be created. This change will work alongside the smart system to give people the best journey and the best value for money.