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Speed cameras go up on A64
10:48am Wednesday 31st October 2012 in News
TEMPORARY speed cameras have been put in place on the A64 ahead of major road works on Bishopthorpe Bridge.
The work between Fulford and Askham Bar interchanges will see speed restrictions put in place during the day and westbound carriageway closures at night while joint replacement work is carried out.
A spokesperson for the Highways Agency said: “The work involves replacing the westbound bridge joint and the bridge parapet posts, and while this is ongoing, a 30mph speed limit is in place across the bridge.
“This is necessary because a specialist bridging system is being used to allow the bridge to remain open during the day, and the reduced speed limit is required for the safety of drivers and roadworkers. A 50mph speed limit is also in place on the approach to the bridge.
“The speed cameras have been installed to enforce the reduced speed limit over the bridge while the work is ongoing, and will be removed once the works are complete. The scheme is due to be finished by 7 December, subject to weather conditions.”