Published: 00:00, 14 December 2016
| Updated: 08:36, 14 December 2016
The speed limit on the Sheppey Crossing is to return to 70mph after Highways England completed a safety review.
The agency imposed a 50mph limit in the bridge and approaches in July last year following an inquest into the deaths of mother and son Debbie and Marshall Roberts.
VIDEO: The speed limit will be increased back up to 70mph.
In a letter released this morning, it has revealed it will also be introducing new measures to improve safety for motorists.
These include: installing average speed cameras, improving road markings, introducing reflective road studs and additional signage.
It is also investigating installing a fog detection system along with electronic messaging signs and CCTV for 24/7 monitoring.
The agency believes these ideas, which it hopes to have in place by the spring, will "ensure drivers are given adequate information about road conditions ahead to make their journey safely by influencing their behaviours".
Its 17-month review provided it with several findings about the 10-year-old crossing, which include:
MP Gordon Henderson has responded to the news this morning.
He said: "I am slightly disappointed it's taken so long to put in place what everyone knew needed to be done.
"We knew that the road was more dangerous at a lower speed and that the current speed limit was unenforceable.
"It was never a problem with a 70 speed limit along there, the real problem was that it wasn't enforced- but I'm told that they will be enforcing it now.
"I would have liked more putting in place but I am pleased with what they have proposed to do including the average speed cameras, cats' eyes and road markings.
"We have to take what they have offered and make sure it gets put in place as soon as possible."