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Variable speed limit M25 Between Jct 28 & 29 on 01/03/2021 20:41

Megan made this Freedom of Information request to Highways England Company Limited

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Dear Highways England Company Limited,

Please could you provide me with a list of the variable speed limits that were set on 01/03/2021 at 20:41 on the M25 between JCT 28 & 29 Clockwise

Yours faithfully,

Megan

Highways England, Highways England Company Limited

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Dear Megan

 

Thank you for your email of 31 March to our Customer Contact Centre
regarding a request for information for speed signage displayed on the M25
between junction 28 and junction 29 on 1 March 2021 at 20:41 hrs.

 

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.

 

On the M25 from junctions 28 to 29 signage was set due to roadworks. I
have outlined below an abstract from Highways England’s signage software
outlining the speed displayed for your requested journey time.

 

Date And Time Equipment Type Equipment Ref Equipment Setting
01/03/21 16:24:11 SIG M25/5751A1 60R
01/03/21 16:24:11 SIG M25/5751A2 60R
01/03/21 16:24:11 SIG M25/5751A3 60R
02/03/21 05:22:46 SIG M25/5751A1 OFF
02/03/21 05:22:46 SIG M25/5751A2 OFF
02/03/21 05:22:46 SIG M25/5751A3 OFF
01/03/21 20:46:21 SIG M25/5759J1 60R
01/03/21 20:46:21 SIG M25/5759A1 60R
01/03/21 20:46:21 SIG M25/5759A2 60R
01/03/21 20:46:21 SIG M25/5759A3 60R
02/03/21 01:02:30 SIG M25/5759J1 NR
02/03/21 01:02:30 SIG M25/5759A1 NR
02/03/21 01:02:30 SIG M25/5759A2 NR
02/03/21 01:02:30 SIG M25/5759A3 NR
01/03/21 20:46:21 SIG M25/5762A1 LDR
01/03/21 20:46:21 SIG M25/5762A2 50R
01/03/21 20:46:21 SIG M25/5762A3 50R
02/03/21 01:05:31 SIG M25/5762A1 OFF
02/03/21 01:05:32 SIG M25/5762A2 OFF
02/03/21 01:05:32 SIG M25/5762A3 OFF

*NR – End of restriction

*LDR – Lane divert arrow (Right)

 

Enforcement of speed restrictions is the responsibility of the police. The
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I hope my email is helpful and thank you once again for contacting us. If
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Kind regards

 

Dawn

 

Dawn Gray

Senior Administrator, Operations Support East
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