The answer, it appears is…..possibly.
Highways England is trialling new jaunty signs on the M1 through Northamptonshire.
The government body says it’s taking a new approach to the way it sets out its roadworks to make them clearer and simpler for people to drive through.
Officials say it’ll give people better information about why the roadworks are there and the temporary signage will be a lot clearer, so drivers will be less likely to make mistakes, resulting in a safer environment for all.
The new approach includes:
- enhanced roadside information including more real time journey information both ahead of and within the roadworks
- ensuring signage is easy to distinguish from signage aimed at road workers
- clearer signage which is easier to read and process while on the move, and which uses more images, to make driving through roadworks as simple as possible
- creating a consistent look and feel to roadworks, and making them more intuitive
There are four pilot schemes, chosen from a cross-section of different types of roadworks (both long-term and short-term), spread across England.
- M1 corridor on 5 sets of existing roadworks between junctions 15 (Northamptonshire) and 42 (Yorkshire), spanning over 100 miles
- Junction 32 42
- Junctions 31 28 and 19 15
- A21 Tonbridge to Pembury, a 2.5 mile stretch of single land trunk road being upgraded to a dual carriageway
- A40 Gloucestershire, a 1.3 mile stretch of works for the Walham Viaduct improvements
- M3 corridor encompassing two sets of roadworks, the junction 2 to 4a Smart Motorways Programme,