Councillors oppose speed restrictions

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Proposals to introduce a 60mph speed limit on the M1 between junctions 28 and 31 are being opposed by Derbyshire County Council.

The Highways Agency wants to convert the hard shoulder into a fourth lane to widen the 18.5-mile stretch of motorway as part of a project to improve traffic flow and allow greater volumes to use the route.

But by allowing more traffic to use the motorway, air pollution would be increased along the stretch which runs through three air quality management areas.


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