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.

Orwell Bridge study offers new hope for reducing high wind closures

orwell bridge

A ground-breaking study of the Orwell Bridge in Ipswich has identified new measures that could help to keep the bridge open to traffic during periods of high winds.


Reducing the speed limit over the bridge during high winds, using temporary lane closures to mitigate the effect of high winds on vehicles, and keeping the bridge open in one direction are three potential solutions identified in the year-long study, commissioned by Highways England.