The controversial scheme for so-called 'Smart motorways' has already been in place on the M25 in Surrey for six months. Many motorists were against the idea of removing hard shoulders - saying they are vital for safety. So what effect has scrapping the lane actually had? Malcolm Shaw has been finding out.
The roads have been busy today as families continue their Easter getaway. Congestion on the motorways and traffic delays of more than two hours meant that ferries from Dover were delayed. There's also been disruption at the Channel Tunnel.
Eurostar trains are now returning to normal following a fatality yesterday near Lille, in Northern France.
Edmund King, AA's President, explains that the roads may be busy this weekend as more people are choosing to stay in the UK but travel by road to spend the Easter bank holiday away from home.
It could be busier on the region's roads this Easter weekend than it was over last year's bank holiday weekend.
That's the prediction from the AA which thinks that 55% of drivers are planning to take to the roads.
Over half a million people are also expected to fly from Gatwick and Heathrow, heading to popular destinations such as Spain and Turkey to catch some Spring sunshine.
We spoke to Edmund King, AA President.
They cause delays and can make tempers frayed - we all know how frustrating it can be to sit in roadworks especially if you are in a hurry or its rush hour.
Well thousands of planned roadworks in Surrey and East Sussex have been banned under a radical new scheme to keep the regions traffic on the move. The Government has given the county councils special powers to issue permits allowing companies to dig up our roads only when it's absolutely necessary.
And if they over run they'll be fined up to £2000 a day. Here's our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse.
Thousands of planned roadworks across Surrey and East Sussex have been banned under a radical new scheme to keep the region's traffic flowing.
The Government has given the county councils special powers to issue permits allowing companies to dig up our roads, only when it's absolutely necessary. And if they over run they could be fined up to £2000 a day.
ITV Meridian spoke to Cllr John Furey from Surrey County Council.
The M27 eastbound and the M3 southbound and both closed due to a lorry that came off the road.
The lorry came off the M3 link to the westbound M27 and up and embankment.
Hampshire Road Police say the driver of the HGV only has minor injuries.
Both roads should open shortly.
The A3102 Sandridge Hill in Melksham is blocked, causing traffic to queue between Brick Hill/Sandridge Lane and New Road. Will affect traffic between Bromham and Melksham.
The A27 eastbound is closed due to flooding between A285 Portfield Way/Chichester Bypass (Portfield Roundabout and A285 Tangmere).