Have your say – traffic review of Bridge Sollars to Madley road and in Mansell Gamage

Bridge Sollars to Madley road

Formal reviews are taking place into the appropriateness of the current speed limit on the C1098 between Bridge Sollars and the current 30mph terminal north of Madley, as well as the use of the road by heavy goods vehicles (HGV’s) have been initiated in response to local concerns.

It’s alleged that the current National Speed Limit on the C1098 is not suitable and suggestions have been made to reduce it. Speed data and accident records are due to be obtained as part of the review process. The reviews will also seek to identify the current use of the road by HGV’s through surveys and an assessment of physical road characteristics to ascertain their ability to sustain classes of vehicles with a maximum permitted weight of 7.5 tonnes when fully loaded.

Read the letter from ADL Traffic Engineering Limited with details of where to send your comments and observations.  Deadline is 3rd November.

Mansell Gamage

A formal review is taking place into the use of unclassified roads in the Mansell Gamage area by heavy goods vehicles (HGV’s) has been initiated in response to local concerns.

The review will seek to identify the current use of local roads in the vicinity of the B4230 between its junctions with the A438 and A480 by HGV’s through surveys along with an assessment of physical road characteristics, to ascertain their ability to sustain classes of vehicles with a maximum permitted weight of 7.5tonnes when fully loaded.

Read the letter from ADL Traffic Engineering Limited with details of where to send your comments and observations.  Deadline is 3rd November.

2 thoughts on “Have your say – traffic review of Bridge Sollars to Madley road and in Mansell Gamage”

  1. I certainly feel that the size of the road should not allow hgv’s, especially as they career down them at excess speeds. I have encountered a 40ft artic and several hi speed trucks that only due to my cautious driving (between 20 & 25mph ) avoided a collision.

  2. The current road from Madley to Bridge Sollars is basically not fit for purpose – too narrow and bendy, and it surprises me that there have not been serious accidents on it. A speed and weight restriction may help, though unless rigorously enforced may make little difference.
    The real problem is the lack of a Hereford western bypass – so that now many people use the road as their regular route from south to north or vice versa to avoid the Belmont or Whitecross roads’ congestion.
    If the bypass is on permanent hold – as it has been for at least the past 40 years – then perhaps another solution would be to upgrade the Madley to Bridge Sollars road. After all when the Wye bridge was replaced it was made capable of taking heavier traffic.

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