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FIRST TOLL MOTORWAY READY TO OPEN

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Britain's first pay-as-you-go motorway - the privately-owned M6 toll road near Birmingham - is expected to open tod...
Britain's first pay-as-you-go motorway - the privately-owned M6 toll road near Birmingham - is expected to open today after safety checks were completed ahead of schedule, reported The Independent on Sunday (p2).

But the timing of the event, a milestone in the government's roads programme will not be made public until the last moment. The owners of the 27-mile long motorway, Midland Expressway Ltd, have refused to confirm when the road's toll booths will start admitting traffic or which access roads will open first.

It is understood, however, that the first slip roads on to the motorway will open at 10am today. It is expected to be fully open by Friday.

Cars will initially pay £1 to use the road in off-peak times and £2 from 6am to 11 pm, and lorries will pay £10. After the first 10 million vehicles have used the road, each price will rise by £1.
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