Plans to turn the hard shoulder of the M1 in South Yorkshire into an extra lane have been criticised by emergency services. The Highways Agency wants some sections to have four lanes of running traffic twenty four hours a day.
But police and MPs are worried it could jeopardise safety and met with Transport Minister Stephen Hammond today to voice their concerns.
Chief Inspector Stuart Walne is head of the Road's Policing Group in South Yorkshire. He has spoken to ITV Calendar about plans by the Highways Agency to turn the hard shoulder of the M1 in the county into a permanent fourth lane.
A meeting is taking place in Westminster today over plans to turn the hard shoulder of the M1 in South Yorkshire into a fourth lane 24 hours a day.