Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

News Smart M-Way Cameras Are Switched on at Last

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

News Smart M-Way Cameras Are Switched on at Last

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SPEED cameras on Greater Manchester's smart motorways have finally been switched on - FIVE months after it opened.

The £208m project covering the M60 between junction 8 for Sale and junction 20 for the M62 at Rochdale was completed at the end of July.

It introduced new technology such as CCTV to monitor traffic, electronic signs to alert drivers to variable speed limits to ease congestion, and speed cameras to catch speeding motorists.

At the time Highways England, which runs the motorway network, hailed the smart motorway project as 'live' and 'fully-operational.' .

But an investigation by the M.E.N revealed that none of the speed cameras had been switched on.

Highways England blamed the delay on its work to align the cameras with the new road layout. …

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