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A31 speed limit reduced to beat congestion
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A31 speed limit reduced to beat congestion

20.11.2013 From our online archive
The speed limit is to be temporarily lowered on the A31 during rush-hour in a bid to reduce congestion between Luxembourg and France.

The speed limit is to be temporarily lowered on the A31 during rush-hour in a bid to reduce congestion between Luxembourg and France.

The project will be launched on the Richemont- Thionville section of the motorway, in France, as part of a test phase running from November 26 until the end of 2014.

The set speed limit will vary depending on traffic flows, according to the Inter-Road Directorate of the East, which has installed sensors along the A31 to monitor real-time traffic flows.

When traffic becomes congested, a computer system will ask motorists via digital billboards placed at strategic points on the motorway to reduce speeds.

Permitted speeds could, therefore, range from 70 kilometres per hour to 110 kilometres per hour.

Translated from an article by Maurice Fick