Lower speed limit in place on stretch of M180 near Scunthorpe for three weeks
The Highways Agency is now carrying out safety improvements on the M180 near Scunthorpe.
Work is taking place to replace the steel central reservation barrier between junction 2 (near Crowle) and 3 (Scunthorpe West) with a safer, concrete barrier.
The new concrete barriers are stronger and more robust - reducing the risk of vehicles involved in accidents crossing from one side of the motorway to the other and improving the safety of road users and road workers.
The barriers are also unlikely to require repairs after vehicle impact.
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Road users are advised that from today (23 October) the speed limit between junctions 2 and 3 will be reduced to 50mph, 24hrs a day until November 18.
Between today and Saturday (October 23 to 27) lane 1 and the hard shoulder will be closed on both carriageways to install safety camera and CCTV equipment.
From Sunday (October 28) until November 12, lane 2 and 3 will be closed to install the new concrete barriers.
Between November 12 and 18, lane 1 and the hard shoulder will be closed to remove the CCTV and safety cameras.
Highways Agency project manager, Steven Wright, said: “This barrier replacement scheme will increase safety on the M180 in North Lincolnshire.
"During the work a 50mph speed limit will be in place to ensure the safety of road users and our work force.
“During the work we advise road users to plan their journeys to avoid delays.
"Safety is our top priority and for the safety of road users and road workers we encourage all drivers to drive carefully past the work, keeping within the speed limit, and concentrating on the road ahead.”