SIGNS to let drivers know where they are if they break down or want to report a problem have been installed on the M56 near Ellesmere Port.
Information on the new roadside driver location signs will help the Highways Agency Traffic Officer Service and emergency services to pinpoint where people are when they call their control rooms.
The signs tell road users which motorway they are driving on, the direction they are travelling in and exactly where they are.
They have been installed as part of a six-month programme completed earlier this month and feature along the M56 and M62 in Cheshire, Merseyside and Greater Manchester.
The signs have been positioned prominently on the verge near the hard shoulder.
They complement smaller marker posts which appear every 100 yards along the hard shoulder and also give location information.
Sujad Hussain, route performance manager for the M62 and M56, said: “With many people using mobile phones to call for assistance these days, rather than the motorway emergency phones, it can be difficult to find a caller’s exact location.
“If road users can tell us what is on the sign nearest to them on the motorway, we can work out where they are.
“The new signs will mean the emergency services and Highways Agency Traffic Officers can respond to incidents more quickly and reduce the risk of secondary incidents, congestion and delay to other road users.”