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Road Wars

End of the Road for M-Way Construction

Squall 11, Autumn 1995, pg. 62.

A Department of the Environment spokesman has admitted that the “number of new roads you can build is almost non-existent now”.

The statement came in July as officials in the Transport department studied new ideas to make the best use of existing road space.

These included stopping drivers using congested motorways for short journeys; putting traffic lights on slip roads to control the rate of access onto motorways and introducing variable speed limits.

“We’re looking at making the most of existing roads as it becomes less and less possible to build new ones,” the nameless official said. “It isn’t budgets as such but the fact that the number of new roads you can build is almost non-existent.”

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