Average Speed Cameras for the M25 between Junctions 9 and 10.

November 30, 2010 9:55 AM
Originally published by Surrey County Council Lib Dems
50 mph sign

Average Speed Cameras enforce the 50 mph limit through the roadworks

Motorists who take risks by speeding through a new road scheme between junctions 9 and 10 of the M25 in Surrey face the prospect of fines and penalty points on their licences. Average speed cameras are now in operation on a 2.7 mile stretch of the motorway just East of junction 10 (A3 Wisley), where work has just started on an extension to the M25 variable speed limit.

Average Speed cameras have been put in place to ensure that motorists drive at safe speeds, protecting both other road users and the contractors working on the extension. This will be particularly important during off-peak hours and at night when traffic moves more freely.

As part of the extension work, eight new gantries will be installed, four removed and four upgraded. The new scheme - which will also see the upgrading of the roadside traffic technology - aims to make traffic flow smoother and improve journey times.

Work on installing the gantries will begin in January 2011 and is expected to finish in May. The Highways Agency plans (HA) to extend the variable speed limit scheme as far as junction 7 at Redhill.

At the request of the HA, who are managing the project, a speed limit of 50 mph through the roadworks is being enforced by the Surrey Safety Camera Partnership. This partnership comprises four public sector organisations, Surrey County Council, Surrey Police, the Highways Agency and Her Majesty's Court Service. They are working together to help cut casualties on Surrey's roads.

The site will be well-signed with fixed safety camera warning signs combined with speed limit repeater signs on both sides of the road. If drivers fail to heed warnings and reduce their speed, they risk a penalty.