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The drivers’ guide to smart motorways

16th January 2024
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All lane running

Dynamic hard shoulder

Controlled motorway

Junctions

M1

J16 to J13 (under construction)
J19 to J16
J24 to J25
J28 to J31
J32 to J35a
J39 to J42

J10 to J13

J6a to J10
J23a to 24
J25 to J28
J31 to J32

M3

J2 to 4a

M4

J3 to J12 (under construction)

J19 to J20

M5

J4 to J6

J15 to J17

M6

J2 to J4 (under construction)
J10a to J13
J13 to J15 (under construction)
J16 to J19

J4 to J10a

J10a to J11a

M20

J3 to J5 (under construction)

J4 to J7

M25

J5 to J6/7
J23 to J27

J2 to J3
J7 to J23

M23

J8 to J10

M26

M27

J4 to J11 (under construction)

M40

M42

J7 to J9

M60

J8 to J18

M62

J10 to J12 (under construction)
J18 to J20
J25 to J26

J23 to J30

J28 to J29

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Smart motorways differ from traditional motorways because they use roadside technology alongside control centres and operational procedures. They are designed to reduce congestion and improve journey times by better managing traffic.

Keith Hawes
Director - Nationwide Vehicle Contracts

What do you need to know before driving on a smart motorway?

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Look out for signage

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Use the open lanes

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Stick to the speed limit

Guide Information

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