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New gates to cut M25 tailbacks at Potters Bar
« on: February 13, 2012, 07:36:43 am »
Just seen this tweeted by the WHT.

Three new gates are being installed on the notoriously busy M25, with one of those gates being fitted between junction 24, at Potters Bar, and junction 25.

The new gates being installed in the central reservation are designed to release traffic that has built up after a major accident by releasing them on to the other carriageway.

The idea will also give emergency services easier access.

The junction between Potters Bar and Enfield was chosen along with two other locations, between junctions 8 and 9 near Reigate, Surrey, as there is a long distance between junctions which could result in many motorists being held up in long jams.
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Re: New gates to cut M25 tailbacks at Potters Bar
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2012, 12:19:17 am »
I remember years ago all motorways had little gaps in the barrier every few miles with just a layer of plastic cones to stop you venturing through to the other carriageway. They were all closed up in the 80's when a van did a disastrous U-turn through one on the M4 while in a traffic jam, killing several people.

I agree though that section between J24-J25 is a long distance and anything that might help to release trapped people quicker is a good idea :)