Highways England confirms M11 overtaking ban

Chris Tindall
November 11, 2016

An HGV overtaking 
ban on the M11 is still scheduled to be introduced this financial year, according to Highways England (HE).

The restriction will be in place on the 15-mile stretch between Stansted and Great Chesterford, between junctions eight and nine, and is expected to improve journey times by about three seconds.

HE said the ban is limited to uphill sections on the route and is designed to prevent congestion when HGVs overtake each other.

An HE spokeswoman said: “I can confirm that we are still intending to deliver the scheme this financial year and are progressing with the necessary statutory processes.”

Enforcement will be undertaken by the police, but it is expected that the restriction will be self-enforcing.

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Chris Tindall

Chris Tindall started writing for the haulage and logistics industry in 2002 and quickly realised there was enough going on to keep him busy for a very long time. He’s covered a broad range of significant issues, including GPS jamming by criminals, platooning, Brexit and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the lack of safe and secure lorry parks and he helped secure the release of a lorry driver in a Polish jail due to misuse of the European Arrest Warrant.

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