Officers would carry out some training on a real motorway
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M-Way opens in Leicestershire to train Highways Agency staff

A specially built, one-mile stretch of motorway has opened in Leicestershire to be used for training Highways Agency officers.

The M-Way, at Bruntingthorpe, which looks like a real motorway but without the traffic, is used to train staff from across the country.

Rich Marlow, from the agency, said staff can be trained in a safe environment without having to inconvenience the public and closing motorways.

Officers would carry out some training on a real motorway, but 90% of training for new staff will take place on the M-Way.