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Work to upgrade M62 nearing completion
8:00am Wednesday 21st August 2013 in News
Work to upgrade part of the M62 through West Yorkshire to a managed motorway is a step closer to completion after electronic signs on the final two sections were activated.
The overhead electronic signs – displaying variable mandatory speed limits and lane closure information – have come into operation between junction 28 (Tingley) and junction 30 (Rothwell). Traffic cones and fixed-plate temporary signs were also removed.
For the safety of road users, the electronic signs will remain constantly illuminated with a maximum mandatory speed limit of 50mph until these sections become fully operational. The speed limit may be reduced during busy periods to help maintain traffic flow.
Highways Agency project manager David Pilsworth said: “Activating the signs on the final two sections is a significant milestone for us, and we are working hard to ensure the scheme is completed in full as soon as possible. Drivers will then be able to start enjoying the benefits of reduced congestion and improved journey times between junction 25 and 30 of the M62 in West Yorkshire.”