variable speed limit M25 (anti-clockwise) nr m/post 5563B 11/9/20

Gwyn Carwardine made this Freedom of Information request to Highways England Company Limited

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Dear Highways England Company Limited,

M25, nr M/POST 5563B, ANTI CLOCKWISE, EPPING

Please can you advise the variable speed limit in force and any changes within perhaps 10 minutes at or near this location on 11/9/2020 at 09:47.

I understand M/Post 5563B is between junctions 27 and 26.

Yours faithfully,
Gwyn Carwardine

Highways England, Highways England Company Limited

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Dear Mr. Carwardine

 

Thank you for your enquiry to Highways England regarding information for
speed signage displayed on the M25 junction 27 to 26 on 11 September 2020
at 09.47hrs.

 

Reduced speed limits are set for a reason, for the safety of the
travelling public, our workforce and emergency responders and will not be
cleared until it has been established that it is safe to do so. Drivers
should always adhere to the displayed reduced speed limits at all times,
even if they cannot see the reason for them, otherwise risk prosecution.

 

Our records are kept for operational purposes and should be considered for
information only; they contain recommended speed limits for the motorway,
they do not represent the times at which the signs changed or that the
recommended speed limit was adopted by the motorway signals.

 

I have outlined below an abstract from Highways England’s signage software
outlining the speed displayed for your requested journey time. Signage was
displaying 50mph, changing to 60mph and finally clearing at 10:20hrs.

 

Date And Time Equipment Type Equipment Ref Equipment
Settting
11/09/20 SIG M25/5563B2 50R
09:43:22
11/09/20 SIG M25/5563B4 50R
09:43:22
11/09/20 SIG M25/5563B1 50R
09:43:22
11/09/20 SIG M25/5563B3 50R
09:43:22
11/09/20 SIG M25/5563B2 60R
10:18:50
11/09/20 SIG M25/5563B4 60R
10:18:50
11/09/20 SIG M25/5563B1 60R
10:18:50
11/09/20 SIG M25/5563B3 60R
10:18:50
11/09/20 SIG M25/5563B3 NR
10:20:23
11/09/20 SIG M25/5563B1 NR
10:20:23
11/09/20 SIG M25/5563B2 NR
10:20:23
11/09/20 SIG M25/5563B4 NR
10:20:23

 

*NR – End of restriction symbol

 

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