A40 elevated section speed limit

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Dear Transport for London,

The speed limit on the A40 elevated section was reduced from 50mph to 40mph as a temporary measure whilst the expansion joints were being repaired. In 2011 TfL were quoted (http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/loca...) as saying that:

'"Since February 2011, TfL has temporarily reduced the speed limit on the A40 Westway from 50 to 30mph while bridge maintenance work is carried out to safeguard several of the expansion joints on the flyover.

"Work is progressing well and TfL is now in a position to increase the speed limit to the Eastbound carriageway to 40mph from May 15.

"Following further works next week, TfL will look to increase the westbound carriageway to 40mph as well from May 22.

"Work will continue throughout the summer to carry out further repair works on the A40 Westway, with a look to return the speed limit to 50mph later this year."'

Why did this reversion to a 50mph speed limit never happen?

Why instead are you instead introducing average speed cameras to enforce the lower 40mph speed limit?

Yours faithfully,

Adam Simons

FOI, Transport for London

Dear Mr Simons

TfL Ref: 1179-1516

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Jasmine Howard
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FOI Case Management Team
General Counsel
Transport for London

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Dear Mr Simons

 

TfL Ref: 1179-1516

 

Thank you for your email received by us on 29 September 2015 asking for
information about reducing the speed limit on the A40 Westway elevated
section from 50mph to 40mph.

 

Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of
the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. I can
confirm that we hold the information you require. Your request is as
follows:

 

The speed limit on the A40 elevated section was reduced from 50mph to
40mph as a temporary measure whilst the expansion joints were being
repaired. In 2011 TfL were quoted
([1]http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/loca...)
as saying that:

 

'"Since February 2011, TfL has temporarily reduced the speed limit on the
A40 Westway from 50 to 30mph while bridge maintenance work is carried out
to safeguard several of the expansion joints on the flyover.

 

"Work is progressing well and TfL is now in a position to increase the
speed limit to the Eastbound carriageway to 40mph from May 15.

 

"Following further works next week, TfL will look to increase the
westbound carriageway to 40mph as well from May 22.

 

"Work will continue throughout the summer to carry out further repair
works on the A40 Westway, with a look to return the speed limit to 50mph
later this year."'

 

Why did this reversion to a 50mph speed limit never happen?

 

Why instead are you instead introducing average speed cameras to enforce
the lower 40mph speed limit?

 

I can advise that after a review of the Killed & Seriously Injured (KSI)
statistics and road conditions on this section of the A40 and with
reference to feedback from a multitude of stakeholders, a reduction in
speed limit to 40mph was proposed. A standard TfL Traffic Management Order
consultation process followed and there were no objections to this speed
reduction.

 

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Yours sincerely

 

 

Jasmine Howard

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

 

 

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