Motorists reminded about 50mph motorway speed limit at Catthorpe Interchange roadworks

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Motorists travelling past Rugby are being reminded about the 50mph speed limit while using the M1, M6 and A14 at the Catthorpe interchange roadworks.

Average speed cameras are in operation along both a mile and a half stretch of the M1 and a mile and a half stretch from the M6 to the A14.

The speed cameras will be operational for the duration of the three year highway improvement scheme and are intended to help safeguard the people working on site.

“Once completed the major road safety benefit at the Catthorpe interchange will be the removal of queuing traffic, particularly HGVs, who are primarily travelling along the M6 eastbound intending to continue their journey along the A14,” said Jonathan Clarkson, spokesperson for the Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Safety Camera Partnership.

This stretch of road is one of the most congested in the country with well over 140,000 vehicles using the intersection every day. The current “dumbbell” roundabout causes tailbacks at peak times and has been the scene of several fatal and serious accidents.

The three year Catthorpe Interchange highway improvement work is costing £191 million and will improve congestion and safety at this important motorway junction while also helping to separate local traffic from long distance traffic while also making conditions safer for pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders.

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