HUDDERSFIELD MP Barry Sheerman has voiced his support for a new car sharing lane planned on the M62.
But he says more has to be done to tackle congestion on the area's roads.
Plans for the new lane - which will only be for cars with more than one occupant - were announced on March 20 by Transport Secretary Alistair Darling.
The £2.5m one-mile lane will run down the southbound M606 from Bradford and onto the eastbound M62 - enabling commuters to miss out the busy Chain Bar Junction 26.
Mr Sheerman welcomed the lane - set to be ready in 2007 - but said more needed to be done to help travellers on the M62.
In the House of Commons this week, he grilled Transport Secretary Alistair Darling on his plans for sorting out congestion at Junction 27 on the M62, near Birstall.
He said this problem needed urgent attention.
He said: "My right honourable friend is absolutely right to experiment with this scheme. It is a very effective way of speeding up traffic.
"However, will he look more closely at the M62 and Junction 27 in particular, which is a real worry?
"The M62 will seize up if he does not act more boldly in sorting out the problem."
Mr Darling said he would writing to Mr Sheerman after he has considered the issue.