Rush hour on M25 can last 12 hours a day

A new report for the Government has revealed that the rush hour on the M25 can last from 6am to 6pm. The shocking finding has prompted calls for a solution to the problem of increasing traffic on our roads.

The report looked at key routes in the south east. It found that the chaos on the M25 is having an impact on the region's economy. Among the suggestions for improvement are upgrading roads in certain areas and improving railway services.

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'Key roads must be improved' M25 jams harm economy

A new report says congestion on the M25 is so bad the region's economy is at risk and urgent action must be taken.

The report by Highways England found the stretch of motorway between the A3 in Surrey and the M40 in Buckinghamshire had the worst traffic in Europe with more than 220 thousands vehicles using it every single day.

In a highly controversial move it says key roads in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Surrey and Hampshire should be improved to cope with the growing problem.

This report is from our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse.

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