Speed signs leave east Antrim motorists bemused

Motorists travelling from Glynn to Larne need be confused no longer!

Friday, 5th March 2021, 3:02 pm

Speed limit signs on the route had 30mph on one side of the road and 40mph on the other side for some days, leading to much mirth when a photograph was posted on social media.

One person suggested one side of the road was designated in kilometres and the other in miles per hour, perhaps relating to the Northern Ireland Protocol.

Another suggested the median speed limit of 35mph must apply.

Speed limit signs on the route had 30mph on one side of the road and 40mph on the other side for some days.

However, the signs are back in order now, and the authorities have said the situation first arose when one was switched around by “an unknown person”.

The signs were located close to the railway bridge on the Larne side of Glynn, and now both are displaying the correct speed limit in each direction.

A spokesperson for the Department for Infrastructure said: “The speed limit signs on the road had originally been placed correctly.

“A member of DfI staff noticed that the signs had been turned around by an unknown person and they were immediately turned back and secured in the correct position.”

Meanwhile, commuters are reminded that bus substitutions will be operating between Larne Harbour and Carrickfergus during a period of essential works this weekend.

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