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Road Traffic Control

Department for Transport written question – answered on 8th January 2018.

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Photo of Greg Knight Greg Knight Conservative, East Yorkshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of making greater use of tidal flow carriageways to help reduce congestion at rush hours in towns and cities; if he will take steps to encourage local highway authorities to make greater use of such carriageways; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Section 16 of the Traffic Management Act 2004 introduced a network management duty for local traffic authorities to manage their road networks with a view to “achieving, so far as may be reasonably practicable, the expeditious movement of traffic on the authority’s road network”. Local traffic authorities have a range of tools available, including tidal flow carriageways, to manage congestion and are responsible for deciding which measures are appropriate for use on their roads.

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