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M1: Speed Limits

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 26 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for what reason the 50 mph temporary speed limit remained in force on the M1 motorway in the vicinity of junction 32 after all lanes were re-opened to traffic. (188668)

The continued speed restrictions on the M1 Junctions 31 and 32 were kept in place until the final commissioning of the new electronic lane control signals was fully completed.

The electronic signals and signs were fully commissioned on 19 February and the speed restrictions were removed on the morning of 20 February.