THERE’S nothing worse than sitting in a car not going very far.

That’s a reality for many thousands of people who rely on the M62 each day.

The stretch from Huddersfield into Leeds is one of the busiest sections of motorway in the country.

Now a £150 million project is aiming to end the misery motorists experience on the motorway by easing congestion.

Work will take place to give motorists an extra, and much-needed, driving lane.

The managed motorway scheme will mean commuters will be able to use the hard shoulder of the M62 from 2013, but only from junction 25 at Brighouse to junction 26 at Chain Bar.

A pilot scheme elsewhere has already seen accidents fall and journey times improve, which would be a step in the right direction.

It’s an awful lot of money to spend, but more than 140,000 daily commuters hope it will be of benefit to them.