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Motorways: Safety

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 164628, tabled on 8 March 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to implement all of the recommendations from smart motorways review before allowing any new smart motorways to start operating again.

Answered on

15 March 2021

The Department and Highways England are committed to meeting all of the actions as set out in Smart Motorway Safety Evidence Stocktake and Action Plan, with a package of infrastructure, technology and education measures worth £500 million. The Secretary of State has asked for a one-year on report from Highways England setting out progress in delivering the 18-point Action Plan and identifying actions that can be delivered early. He has asked for the report by 12 March 2021 so any accelerated works can be rapidly put in place.