Green light for increase in speed through roadworks

Green light for increase in speed through roadworks

Highways England is to increase the basic speed limit at which motorists can drive through roadworks.


After extensive and innovative research and trials, the company has confirmed that where it is safe for road users and roadworkers, and where shown on road signs, vehicles can be driven at up to 60mph.

That’s 10mph faster than the current 50mph norm.

More than 800 miles of roadworks completed or lifted in time for Christmas

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More than 800 miles of roadworks will be lifted or completed on motorways and major A roads to help motorists have smoother journeys over the festive period.


Highways England will be working around the clock to remove roadworks in time for the big getaway, meaning around 98 per cent of motorways and major A roads will be roadworks-free in time for Christmas.