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Reduced speed limit on A1307

Reported via desktop in the Roadworks category anonymously at 23:39, Friday 23 July 2021

Sent to Highways England less than a minute later

You have reported that the reduced speed limit on the A1307 between St Ives and Huntingdon is due to safety issues with the barrier. If this is so dangerous that a 40mph limit is needed, why are you taking nearly 2 years to fix it?

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  • Thank you for contacting Highways England about the reduced speed limit on the A1307 between St Ives and Huntingdon.

    We appreciate your concerns about the length of time it’s taking us to replace the barriers but please be assured that we are delivering the scheme as soon as possible.

    There is an ongoing 40mph speed limit on the A1307 from Godmanchester leading up to the train station in Huntingdon because we identified that the barriers needed upgrading when we undertook surveys as part of the A14 major project work.

    Part of the problem appears to be due to ground movement on the embankment, so finding the best solution is more complicated than it might appear. We started the design process to identify the most effective solution in January. This required further studies and surveys to be programmed and resourced which helps explain why the barriers will not be replaced until spring next year. Once this is done the speed limit will return to 70mph.

    Thank you again for your report.

    Kind Regards

    Highways England

    State changed to: Internal referral

    Posted by Highways England at 10:18, Monday 9 August 2021

  • State changed to: Closed

    Updated by Highways England at 10:18, Monday 9 August 2021

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