The Motorway 2022: How and when to watch season two of the Channel 5 documentary featuring the M62 near Leeds

The Motorway returns to screens tonight after the success of season one in 2020.
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The Motorway is the second series of the popular programme which goes behind the scenes at the company responsible for operating, maintaining and improving motorways and major A roads in England.

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But when can viewers at home see the action? Below is everything you need to know about season two of The Motorway.

Where can I watch The Motorway?

The Motorway airs on Channel 5 each week, documenting the work taking place on the M1 and interviewing traffic officers and maintenance crew.

Each episode is an hour long.

Regional Operations Centre Operator Emily Beman co-ordinates National Highways’ response to motorway incidents from the Yorkshire and North East control room. Credit: Channel 5/Fearless TVRegional Operations Centre Operator Emily Beman co-ordinates National Highways’ response to motorway incidents from the Yorkshire and North East control room. Credit: Channel 5/Fearless TV
Regional Operations Centre Operator Emily Beman co-ordinates National Highways’ response to motorway incidents from the Yorkshire and North East control room. Credit: Channel 5/Fearless TV

When can I watch The Motorway?

Watch the first episode of The Motorway on Channel 5 tonight (9 May) at 8pm.

The next episode airs on Monday 16 May at the same time.

Viewers can catch up on missed episodes using the Channel 5 streaming service My5.

What will season two focus on?

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It follows on from the first series in 2020 which looked at the day to day running of the M1 in the East Midlands and Yorkshire.

National Highways staff can be seen dealing with multi-vehicle collisions, breakdowns, debris and escaped animals.

The programme also follows maintenance crews as they carry out resurfacing, collect litter, clear drains and cut grass.

What is tonight's episode about?

Not much is known about tonight's episode, however the Channel 5 website states that it will give viewers a look inside some high-tech control rooms used to monitor the motorways.

Next week sees workers tackle some of the UK's worst weather while working on the highest motorway in the UK.

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