Speed limit cut from 40mph to 30mph planned for busy Thornbury road

April 02 2021
Speed limit cut from 40mph to 30mph planned for busy Thornbury road

ONE of Thornbury's main roads is to have its speed limit cut from 40mph to 30.

Midland Way would become a 30mph zone along its entire length from the Bristol Road/High Street junction to the Grovesend Road roundabout under the proposals, announced by South Gloucestershire Council.

The council is also planning to reduce the speed limiot in Whitebridge Gardens, a cul de sac off Midland Way which is the site of the Grace Care Centre, from 30mp to 20mph under the scheme, which is open to public consultation.

Setting out its proposals, the council said: "Following the recent development at Whitebridge Gardens, concerns have been raised regarding persistent high speeds on Midland Way.

"The purpose of the scheme is to reduce the speed limit in the vicinity of Midland Way and Whitebridge Gardens to improve safety for pedestrians and aid visibility at the junction."

The proposal is open to public comment until the end of April 10 and can be found here.

People who are not online can call the council on 01454 863503 to find out more about having their say.

Picture: Concerns have been raised about safety near the junction of Midland Way and Whitebridge Gardens