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M1 'smart motorway' work completed in Mansfield and Worksop

Map showing new stretch of smart motorway between J28 and J31 of the M1

A £205m project to turn a 20-mile stretch of the M1 into a "smart motorway" has been completed, with the hard shoulder being used as a permanent traffic lane.

The scheme runs between junction 28 for Mansfield and junction 31 for Worksop.

Highways England say it will improve journey times and reduce congestion.

The smart motorway uses technology to monitor traffic levels and adjust speed limits via overhead electronic signs.

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