Help us make the A438 at Bridge Sollars safer with 40mph speed limit

There is a proposal to introduce a 40mph speed limit on the A438 at Bridge Sollars, Herefordshire. We have until 16th September to register our support, the more of us who request this, the more likely it will be implemented and lives saved.

If you have driven along the straight stretch of the A438 in front of the Antique Centre over the past few weeks you may have noticed Traffic Speed Monitoring equipment on the road.

After many years of lobbying by the Parish Council, our request to Herefordshire Council to review the speed limit on this stretch is now being considered.

We are pleased to share the news that the results of the Traffic Speed Monitoring Survey so far have resulted in a recommendation to apply a 40mph speed limit running between the brow of the hill at either end of this stretch of road (see page 2 of Initial Statutory Consultantion document).

Bridge Sollars proposed 40mph speed limit


The average speeds recorded during the Survey ranged from 52.8 – 58.5mph in the Eastbound direction, and 53.5 – 54.2mph in the Westbound direction.  This confirms the widely held views of residents and business owners whose properties exit directly onto this stretch that traffic is travelling at speeds in excess of what is safe.

As I’m sure you’re aware, there have been many Road Traffic Accidents along this stretch over the years, especially involving vehicles turning into residential driveways or businesses; this does not just impact those of us who’s properties exit directly onto this stretch, but all users of this road.

At the moment this proposal is still in the Initial Statutory Consultation stage of the process.  We hope that you will join the Parish Council in supporting the implementation of this speed limit. We encourage you to register your support by email to, or by writing to Will Wilson, Traffic Engineer, ADL Traffic and Highways Engineering Ltd, ADL House, Oaklands Business Park, Armstrong Way, Yate, BS37 5NA.

The deadline for receipt of your comments needs to be registered before noon on 16th September to be considered. If you would like more details, please do not hesitate to contact the Parish Council.


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