FOI request detail

A40 speed restrictions between Target Roundabout and the Polish War Memorial

Request ID: FOI-1640-1819
Date published: 10 October 2018

You asked

Please advise why the speed restriction has now dropped from 50 to 40.

We answered

TfL Ref: FOI-1640-1819

Thank you for your  request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 18 September 2018 asking for information about speed restrictions.

Your request has been processed in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. I can confirm we do hold the information you requested. You asked:

A40 speed restrictions between Target Roundabout and the Polish War Memorial

Please advise why the speed restriction has now dropped from 50 to 40.

Transport for London are the highway authority for the A40 Western Avenue and are responsible for operating, maintaining and delivering targeted strategic measures to ensure reliable operation of the Transport for London Road Network (TLRN). The speed limit restriction has been put in place whilst we investigate the reliability and condition of the safety barriers at this location. The safety of all of our users is paramount to us and this therefore the speed limit was changed from 50mph to 40mph with a relevant traffic order will remain in place.

We are unable to provide you with a timeline of when normal speeds will resume, whilst the investigation gathers evidence. However, once a programme of works for the implementation of any recommendations that come out of the investigation are established, we will have more information on an end date. I apologise for any inconvenience that this may have caused to your journey.

Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal.

Yours sincerely,

Melissa Nichols

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

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