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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 National Highways 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.

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  • 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 National Highways at 15:12, Monday 19 July 2021

  • I wish to flag this again as a concern, as these signs and the temporary speed limit have now been in place for several months with no sign of any repair or rectification work. I would query if the work is still required as even in heavy rain and stormy weather this area does not appear to flood, or if the signs are in the correct place as the section signed is at the top of the hill which rarely appears to flood. Potentially, the area of concern could be further south at the bottom of the hill?

    Posted anonymously at 23:15, Sunday 31 October 2021

  • I would also like to flag this as there is now a police car and camera parked at the road side but no sign of flooding

    Posted anonymously at 17:04, Thursday

  • I would also like to flag this as there is now a police car and camera parked at the road side but no sign of flooding

    Posted anonymously at 17:04, Thursday

  • Boooooooo!

    Posted anonymously at 20:20, Friday

  • Shite, effing useless

    Posted anonymously at 20:21, Friday

  • Down with this sort of thing

    Posted anonymously at 20:22, Friday

  • I have a pond in the garden, do you fancy lowering the speed limit in my estate just in case?

    Posted anonymously at 20:23, Friday

  • Should lower the speed limit due to the fact it's dark outside

    Posted anonymously at 20:24, Friday

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