The Higher-way

The M25 was designed with the ideal daily capacity of 100,000 cars, but as we all know congestion has been torturous for years. Being one of Europe’s busiest motorways, the predictions are that the M25 will only become busier despite efforts to manage traffic and promote more sustainable alternatives. Brainstorming ways of improving congestion has been on-going and this week the Department for Transport (DfT) has released some exciting news, pitching the innovative idea of making the M25 double decker!

It is proposed that the M25 double deck carriageway between junctions 10 and 16 would relieve congestion and improve performance, improving access to Woking, the M3, Ascot, Heathrow airport, Slough and Denham.

Whilst the proposals are still in the very early stages, could this be the future for our strategic roads?