Plans for M25 “smart junctions”

Highways Reporters

A series of “smart” junctions are set to be introduced in a bid to cut congestion on the M25, according to reports.

The Times says that traffic lights will be linked to roads off the network, meaning traffic flow onto the motorway can be reduced when it gets too congested.

It says Highways England believe the synchronised signalling will mean they will be able to respond to traffic build-ups more effectively.

Edmund King, president of the AA, told the paper: “Frankly there are too many junctions on the M25 and lots of the problems are caused by ‘junction hoppers’ who come on and off in the space of one junction and cause a domino effect when they brake. It needs to be managed much more efficiently and hopefully this will help things.”
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