Reported via desktop in the Road markings (NH) category anonymously at 21:04, Monday 9 May 2022
Sent to National Highways less than a minute later
Hi It seems a short (<200m) section of 50mph speed limit has been left on the A1M. Either the limit was left over after the recent roadworks or it applies to some night works and not needed. The problem is some people are slowing down for hte 50mph limit and many others are believing it doesnot apply so there is a dangerous difference in traffic speeds. If the 50mph is meant to be imposed can itbemade more apparent please. Thanks
Thank you for your report concerning the temporary 50mph speed limit on the A1(M) between Scotch Corner and Catterick.
This temporary speed restriction is in place due to a high risk of standing water during heavy rainfall. There are signs advising road liable to flooding in advance of the speed restriction. It is not reasonably practicable to remove and deploy the traffic management signs reactively with the weather, so the decision has been made to leave this in place until a scheme is delivered to address the issue.
Whilst we appreciate your concerns regarding the varying speeds of traffic due to some people ignoring the signs, speed restrictions are enforceable by law and should never be ignored.
State changed to: Closed
Posted by National Highways at 12:51, Friday 13 May 2022