Knebworth Parish Council

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A1(M) junction 6 to junction 8 smart motorway

Highways England is currently developing the preliminary design for a smart motorway between A1(M) junctions 6 and 8.

This scheme will be "All Lane Running". This means that the hard shoulder will be converted into a permanent running lane for drivers to help reduce congestion. There will also be variable speed limits to smooth traffic flow. The new scheme will mean drivers will benefit from a three-lane motorway between junction 3 (Hatfield) and junction 9 (Baldock / Letchworth).

Highways England is now undertaking environmental assessments and refining the design. It is also liaising with Local Authorities and other key stakeholders and expect this stage of design work to be completed in the spring of 2019.

What's next?

The contractor for construction will be appointed after the completion of the preliminary design.

Posted: Thu, 14 Feb 2019 15:42 by Claire Graham

Tags: Environment, Transport, Planning