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Secondary stories: Issue 539 19 Feb 2010

Pollution to set M1 speed limit?

The speed limit on the M1 through Luton could be reduced to 50mph during high pollution episodes under plans being studied by the Highways Agency and Luton Borough Council.

LTT understands that were the proposal to be adopted it would be the first instance of speed limits being linked to air pollution levels in this way.

Luton’s head of engineering Keith Dove reminded councillors this week that the M1 corridor through the town was a designated Air Quality Management Area. “To...

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