Temporary 50mph signs in place on small section of A1M, just before Scotch Corner junction
Reported via mobile in the Roadworks category anonymously at 18:37, Tuesday 13 July 2021
Sent to Highways England less than a minute later
There is a small section that has 50mph signs in place but no reason as to why. There are no road works here, no obstructions or defects. One sign mentions flooding, however when travelling through during and after heavy rain, the road is fine. Potentially the signs have been left out after a historic flooding incident. As a result, few vehicles are obeying the temporary speed limit, which poses a hazard to those that are, especially as it is at a location where the left hand lane splits off, meaning other drivers both undertake and overtake cars obeying the temporary limit in the second lane (slow lane of the A1M). Flagging as suggested this should be removed in the interests of road safety, or for better signage as to why a temporary limit is in place.
Thank you for your patience whilst our inspector reviewed your report.
These signs have been put in place due to recent network events where we have had a surface water issue under high rainfall conditions at that one point on the northbound carriageway just south of Scotch Corner.
We have signage before the restriction and within the restriction as per the standards for this type of restriction. If you have concerns regarding other vehicles speeding through the restriction then please get in touch with the local Police force.
We will continue to review this and are arranging work to be carried out to address the surface water problem.
If you require any further update on this issue our Customer Contact Centre is available 24 hours a day at: • 0300 123 5000
Please quote 21987623 to discuss this matter further.
Kind regards Highways England
Posted by Highways England at 15:12, Monday 19 July 2021
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