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Rotating (mechanical) speed limit sign is permanently showing 40

Reported via desktop in the Electronic Sign (NH) category anonymously at 22:14, Fri 29 December 2023

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 5367131.

The mechanically rotating speed limit sign (not a digital display) for entrance to the Hindhead tunnel is stuck showing 40 mph for lane 2 but the sign for lane 1 shows national speed limit. I have driven this route several times in the Christmas week and it is consistently causing traffic jams as one car will drive the entire tunnel in lane 2 at 40mph. Sign has been broken for around a week.

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  • Marker is in wrong place, should be at 51.104984,-0.7456669 which on the northbound carriageway before the junction with the A333. The number on the faulted sign (from Google Street View) is 0476B2

    Posted anonymously at 22:19, Fri 29 December 2023

  • Thank you for making your report. We have asked our inspection team to attend this location and assess the issue. If any work is needed, they will arrange for this to happen. Should no immediate work be required we will continue to monitor this during our regular inspections.

    Although we always aim to complete repairs as quickly as possible, timescales do vary as we try to minimise disruption to customers by combining activities into single closures and always ensuring the safety of our people.

    Kind regards National Highways

    State changed to: Internal referral

    Posted by National Highways at 10:38, Tuesday 2 January 2024

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