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Visit to Highways England Motorway Control Centre
|5 Dec 2017||
Car share from Haddenham Village Hall at 09.00 hrs
Visit starts 11.00 hrs
|Meet at the Regional Control Centre at Godstone, near junction 6 of the M25|
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Visit to Highways England Motorway Control Centre - 5 December 2017
We have arranged a visit to the Highways Agency's ultra-modern Regional Control Centre at Godstone, near junction 6 of the M25. The Centre operates 24 by 7 and covers the southern section of the M25 (from Junction 1 to 15) as well as the M2, M20, M23, M3, M27, M271 and M275 and includes certain parts of the Agency's Trunk Roads: A2, A21, A3, A27 to mention a few. Applying this to Counties: Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire. To assist the Operators, they have access to just over 120 CCTV cameras and can swiftly monitor the progress of incidents and display appropriate warning signs to motorists approaching the affected area. Visitors will be given a good overview of the control Centre and how the technology is used.
It is proposed that people make their own way by car to the Centre and that we should meet at say 10.45 outside their offices.
For those fancying some lunch after the visit There is a Beefeater in the village of Godstow
Their address is Fosterdown, Godstone, RH9 8BQ
And a map is attached below the blue dot is the Highways England and marked in red is where there is parking available
England Highway contact is Claire Rowley who will be showing us around
Ray Powell of G Thame U3A will be leading the visit and his mobile number is 07860 515191.
If you are interested in joining the group please contact Jerry Michell, 01844 290595, email@example.com. We would also be delighted to hear from you if you have an interest or area of expertise which could contribute to the group’s learning, or if you have any further ideas for possible trips.
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