Speed to low
Reported via desktop in the Road works category anonymously at 12:14, Tue 19 October 2021
Sent to Peterborough City Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 3071543.
40MPH speed limit from 70/60. The only person doing that was me and its caused lots of abuse, tailgating and near misses with everyone else doing 60/70, either enforce it or lift it to a reasonable speed. This has been going on for months now.
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Posted by Peterborough City Council at 12:15, Tue 19 October 2021
Thank you for your enquiry regarding the temporary speed limit on the A1139. The speed limit is a legal requirement whilst the safety barrier along the central reservation is incomplete. Our contractor is only permitted to work during evening hours to avoid congestion at peak times, so unfortunately it may appear to be unnecessary during the day but it is a safety requirement until all of the work to safety barrier has been completed. We have ensured the legal order is in place and it is now the responsibility of the police to carry out enforcement.
We are aware that the speed limit is being ignored so we are exploring other methods to encourage drivers to obey the temporary speed limit. In the meantime, I will contact the police department again and will ask that they show presence and ensure enforcement action is taken whilst the temporary speed limit is in place.
I hope this provides sufficient clarification that this is a necessary requirement for public safety, please contact me should you wish to discuss further.
State changed to: Closed
Posted by Peterborough City Council at 14:02, Tue 30 November 2021
This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location.