DRIVERS are being asked how the M1 and M621 in West Yorkshire should be managed.

The Highways Agency has commissioned a study of the motorways, covering what the agency does, what it needs to do, how this links to other transport plans and how money can be best spent.

By next March the agency will have produced a draft plan for the next 10 years. This will be subject to public consultation.

A three-year investment scheme will also be devised.

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By clicking on to the Local Information link, then Highways Agency Area 12 and M1/M621 people can give their views.

Or they can write to Keith Gorst, Highways Agency, City House, New Station Street. Leeds.

Highways Agency spokesman Peter Godfrey said:

"Local people often know a great deal about local problems and what solutions might be. It is vital they are consulted."

The plan is one of a series of schemes being prepared by the Highways Agency nationally.

There are three sections of motorway in the local study.

The first is from Junction 20 on the M1, north of Chesterfield, to Junction 48, where the M1 joins the A1 near Garforth, Leeds.

The second is from this junction along the A1 (M) to the junction with the A64 east of Leeds.

The third is the M621 south of Leeds, from M1 junction 43 near Rothwell to the M62 Junction 27 at Gildersome.