MOTORISTS travelling along the M5 north of Worcester are being reminded to watch their speed.

Roadworks are currently in place from Junction Six (Worcester North) to Junction 4a (Bromsgrove) while central barrier work is carried out.

The work is expected to last until September with a 50mph limit throughout the route in both directions.

The Safer Roads Partnership says speed enforcement in the area is taking place 24 hours a day by way of average speed cameras.

“Speed enforcement on this stretch of the M5 is necessary while roadworks are taking place," said Anna Higgins, communications manager at the Partnership.

"Our main concern and the reason why we are undertaking enforcement is to ensure that both motorists and road workers are kept safe.

"Enforcement is taking place 24 hours a day by average speed cameras. We are therefore urging all motorists to exercise caution as they travel through the area and comply with the speed limit, which is clearly marked.”

The Highways Agency says safety cameras "help minimise the risk faced by road workers".