SafetyCam was deployed for 7 weeks in the summer by Tarmac during a scheme on the A14 between junctions 58 and 62 near Felixstowe in National Highways’ East Region.
The scheme involved full overnight road closures of the A14 for carriageway resurfacing. Being on a peninsula, there are no alternative routes on the strategic road network, so the diversion of all the trunk road traffic was onto a local diversion through the nearby village of Trimley St Martin.
Trimley St Martin is home to around 900 houses with a population of 1,950 residents, with the highest proportion falling into the 45-59 age bracket. The road through the village is narrow with a 30mph speed limit, and there are multiple residential and commercial properties accessing directly onto the road.
During the time on the diversion, SafetyCam recorded 43,000 vehicles travelling through the village overnight. 99.85% of which was within the 30mph speed limit.