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Since early 2019 my trip to Pompey from the New Forest has been blighted by mile upon mile of 50 mph restrictions whilst the programme to expand the M27 into a 4 lane smart motorway has proceeded at what seems like a snails pace.

Now all work has been halted on new smart motorways so looks like this was all pointless in the first flippin place.

Who would have thought removing the hard shoulder on motorway could cause death - feckin idiots. Stupid idea.


UK delays more all-lane smart motorways for five years - BBC News
Perhaps the stupidest idea for many years regarding travel. Any feckwit with half a brain could’ve said that removing/ replacing the hard shoulder was putting lives at risk
Highways England said "Schemes that are already under construction will be completed, the government said, and on existing all-lane running motorways, £390m of public funds will be provided for more refuge areas and technology to detect stopped vehicles"

So looks like the M27 scheme will complete with "more refuge areas & technology" - so add another couple of years to the three it has already taken !!
Never mind, it's only our money, and it wasn't wasted; it ended up in the pockets of the Tory cronies...
(12-01-2022, 02:15 PM)exterminator Wrote: [ -> ]Highways England said "Schemes that are already under construction will be completed, the government said, and on existing all-lane running motorways, £390m of public funds will be provided for more refuge areas and technology to detect stopped vehicles"

So looks like the M27 scheme will complete with "more refuge areas & technology" - so add another couple of years to the three it has already taken !!

I understand that ultimately the govt plan is to keep filling in the gaps between these revised "refuse areas" in order to create what would be a continuous "hard shoulder"....

More blood on Tory hands but given the last two years they've shown themselves exceptionally good at making up ideas to kill its own people whilst furnishing the pockets of their buddies.