More speed cameras for Orwell Bridge

Extra speed cameras are being added to the Orwell Bridge near Ipswich in Suffolk as part of Highways England’s plans to keep it open during periods of high winds.

The Ipswich Star reports that HE briefed the local council’s security committee to confirm work to have a 40 mph limit in place when it’s very windy will be completed by the end of the year.

The bridge already has average speed cameras enforcing a 60 mph limit, but the report says more cameras would be needed to enforce a lower limit when needed.

Simon Amor, Highways England’s head of planning and development is quoted as saying there “will be some new cameras going in as well.”

The Ipswich Star says that the bridge was shut 18 times because of high winds between October 2013 and January 2018 but with the new system in place, the bridge could have stayed open 15 of those times.


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