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What is the speed limit in the dual-carriage section of Whitchurch Lane?

Reported in the Road Signage category anonymously at 09:51, Thu 9 February 2017

Sent to Bristol City Council 4 minutes later

I'm referring to the stretch of Whitchurch Lane between the roundabout with Hartcliffe Way-Hengrove Way and the crossing with The Blvd. The road has a system of lights so the speed limit should implicitly be 30 mph but I can spot tiny 40 mph signs so I'm confused.

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  • Enquiry raised.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 09:55, Thu 9 February 2017

  • Your enquiry has been passed to the appropriate department who will be in contact with you directly.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 10:34, Thu 9 February 2017

  • A road with a system of street lights does indeed have a speed limit of 30 mph unless otherwise stated by signage. The speed limit of the Hartcliffe Way / Hengrove Way roundabout is 40 mph so there is no change of speed limit going onto Whitchurch Lane but because there is a system of street lights, small repeater signs are required along its length until it reaches the 30 mph section to the south of the junction with the Boulevard. Where the speed limits change there are large speed limit signs on either side of the road.

    State changed to: Fixed

    Posted by The Traffic Signals & Street Lighting Team, Bristol City Council at 16:00, Thu 9 February 2017

  • Your enquiry has been investigated and deemed that no action is required at present.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 16:05, Thu 9 February 2017

  • Your enquiry has now been closed.

    Posted by Bristol City Council at 00:05, Sat 25 February 2017

This report is now closed to updates. You can make a new report in the same location. Please reference 976807 in your new report if it is an update on this one.