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New speed limit signs on M62 are switched on
9:00am Thursday 21st March 2013 in News
New mandatory speed limit signs on the M62 have been switched on in the latest move to create a managed motorway.
Motorists driving between junctions 27 at Gildersome and 28 at Tingley will now see variable speed limits shown on electronic signs.
As work on other parts of the motorway is continuing, the electronic signs will remain constantly illuminated until further sections of the new motorway are switched on in the early summer. The signs will display a maximum speed of 50mph, although this limit may be reduced during busy periods to help maintain traffic flow.
Highways Agency project manager David Pilsworth said: “Having successfully completed initial testing of the electronic signs, we are now in a position to move from advisory to mandatory speed limits on this section. “Coupled with the removal of signs and the lifting of traffic cones on this stretch later this week, this represents another step forward in our phased opening of the M62 managed motorway scheme.
“Although this section looks complete, work is continuing nearby on other sections of the new motorway. As a result, the signs will remain constantly illuminated until further sections ‘go live’ in the summer.”