Work begins on A20 in Dover with national speed limit set to return in July

PUBLISHED: 10:46 18 May 2017



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Drivers and politicians alike have slammed the current 40mph speed limit

Work finally began this week on removing the 40mph speed limit on a key stretch of road in Dover.

A permanent arrangement was last year struck in the management of the A20 in the port town, meaning a series of electronic variable signs will be placed from the Roundhill Tunnels to Aycliffe.

Drivers and politicans alike have slammed the limit in recent months and called for the imminent return of the national speed limit, which highways chiefs have confirmed should be in place in July, in time for the summer getaway.

Conservative candidate for the Dover and Deal seat in next month’s general election, Charlie Elphicke, said this week: “Sorting out the A20 speed limit is another step forward.

“It was only ever meant to apply when there were problems with traffic. It was not meant to be on all the time.

“Finally getting highways chiefs to deliver what they were meant to do in the first place is positive for our community.”

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