M62 Web Chat

The first section of managed motorway in the North of England has gone live on part of the M62 in West Yorkshire.  The 2.7 mile (4.5km) section, between junction 27 at Gildersome and junction 28 at Tingley, is now fully operational as a managed motorway.

A man­aged motor­way has two main ele­ments to it: vari­able speed lim­its and hard shoul­der running.  Managed motorways will make jour­neys more reli­able by con­trol­ling traf­fic flows more effec­tively through the use of new technology such as lane specific sig­nals, and dri­ver infor­ma­tion signs.

Drivers on this section of road will see new signs, such as mandatory speed limits that are variable depending on traffic flows.  These signs are indicated by a red ring and will be enforced by digital enforcement cameras.

We have produced an interactive leaflet that explains the different features of a managed motorway.  This can be found on the schemes web pages at www​.highways​.gov​.uk/​m​6​2​y​o​r​k​s​h​i​r​emm.

We also organised a live web chat with project manager David Pilsworth so you could ask questions about the technology behind the managed motorway and how to use the new section.

The archive of the chat can be viewed below.