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Dear Highways England Company Limited,

Dear Highways England Company Limited,

I would like to request information as to the variable speed limit signs that were in operation on the M1 motorway from junction 35 to 35A northbound on the 3rd January 2018 at 15:28hours.

Could you please provide information in regards to:

1. The reason for the activation of the signs.
2. When were they activated and when were they deactivated
3. Where the stretched from & to

Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

Yours faithfully,

Mike

Highways England, Highways England Company Limited

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Clarkson, Michael, Highways England Company Limited

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Dear Mike,

 

Further to your enquiry to our customer contact centre 12^th January 2018
regarding the variable speed limit M1 junction 35 to junction 35a
northbound 3^rd January 2018 at 15:28 hours.

 

Your request has been handled under normal business practices and not in
accordance with the Freedom of Information Act/Environmental Information
Regulations as the information you have requested is information we make
available to the public on a regular basis.

 

You have asked 3 specific questions which are:

 

1). The reason for the activation of the signs?

2). When were they activated and when were they deactivated?

3). Where they stretched from & to?

 

The 60mph speed limit is in place to maintain air quality levels
throughout this section of the M1. The 60mph limit will be in place for
five hours a day, between junctions 28 and 35a, at weekday peak times
(07:00-09:00 and 15:00-18:00).

 

We expect the speed limit will be in place for as long as it is required
for maintaining air quality levels. As engines improve, particularly
diesel engines, we hope that the peak time speed limit can be lifted.

 

Outdoor air pollution is contributing to about 40,000 early deaths a year
in the UK, according to the Royal Colleges of Physicians and of
Paediatrics and Child Health
([1]http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-35629034). We know that some areas
close to the M1 already suffer from poor air quality, and we’re playing
our part in making sure that the smart motorway does not make local air
quality significantly worse for people who live, go to school and work
alongside the M1.

 

Details of the consultation carried out prior to these arrangements being
implemented can be found by following the link below.

 

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Michael

 

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