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Reader’s letter: Why the need for speed reduction?

While driving to visit family over Christmas I drove along the A52 through Radcliffe and was surprised to see the speed limit had been reduced along the stretch.

Apparently, a 40mph limit was needed because of damage to the carriageway.

This intrigued me. How bad was the carriageway?

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It turned out not so bad at all, and the damage seemed to be limited to a short stretch — certainly not all the way from Radcliffe to Gamston roundabout, where the speed limit was reduced.

I wonder how many motorists have been caught out by this reduction on a dual carriageway and how much money it has brought in?

Enough to pay for the repairs? It will be interesting to see how long the speed reduction will remain in place?

And if such a reduction is needed for that damage, what limit is needed on most of the roads in Newark, which are in a much worse state and now resemble a rally stage? — R. MILLER, Newark.

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