Motorway roadworks speed limit to be raised

Library filer dated 05/01/2004 of roadworks on the M25. Britain's motorway roadworks could be the most efficient in Europe if continental techniques were introduced, the AA Motoring Trust said, Thursday August 25, 2005. A survey of motorway roadworks across Europe has put Britain third out of 11 for efficiency. See PA story TRANSPORT Roadworks. PRESS ASSOCIATION photo. Photo credit should read: Tim Ockenden/PA
Library filer dated 05/01/2004 of roadworks on the M25. Britain's motorway roadworks could be the most efficient in Europe if continental techniques were introduced, the AA Motoring Trust said, Thursday August 25, 2005. A survey of motorway roadworks across Europe has put Britain third out of 11 for efficiency. See PA story TRANSPORT Roadworks. PRESS ASSOCIATION photo. Photo credit should read: Tim Ockenden/PA

The 50mph speed limit in force around motorway roadworks is set to be increased to 60mph.

Highways England said that the increased limit would cut congestion and improve traffic flow, while research conducted using heart monitors showed that motorists felt more relaxed at the higher limit.