All Lane Running upgrades: Statutory Instrument consultation (ending the use of Dynamic Hard Shoulders)

Closed 16 Sep 2021

Opened 12 Aug 2021


Highways England is upgrading all our older Dynamic Hard Shoulder motorways to the latest All Lane Running standard.

The upgrades are a flagship recommendation of the Government’s evidence stocktake into smart motorway safety.

To make these changes, we are updating the legal regulations that the motorway operates under. We are running a consultation on these legal changes.

Please view the Consultation Document below to read more about our proposals.

Comments on the proposed changes to legislation

We would like to encourage any organisations, businesses or individuals affected by these proposals to contact us and communicate their views.

If you are responding on behalf of an organisation, it would be helpful if you could note this in your reply. Please also indicate the nature of the organisation; how many individuals’ views are included in the response and ways in which these views were gathered.

Sending your consultation response

You can provide your views by completing our online survey below.

If you'd prefer to submit your response in writing, please complete the response form in our consultation document and return to us by post or by email to the addresses below. Please ensure your response reaches us by 11:59pm on Thursday 16 September 2021.

Stephen Bird
Highways England Interface Project Manager
Highways England
2 Colmore Square
B3 2QA

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