A38 North of Falfield - Speed Limit Reduction

A report summarising a Review of Speed Limits on A and B roads in South Glos in 2010 recommended changes to the speed limit on a number of roads including this section of the A38. Recent speed monitoring recorded average speeds of 42.4mph, which supports the introduction of a 40mph speed limit.

Funding has been secured for this scheme in the 2018-19 Capital Programme. 

The purpose of the scheme is to introduce a realistic speed limit for the A38 between Falfield and Stone.


The proposed scheme is to reduce the speed limit from the national speed limit (60 mph) to 40 mph on the A38 Bristol Road between the existing 40mph speed limits at Stone and Falfield, a distance of less than 1km. It would result in fewer changes in speed limit along the A38.


  • Please see the consultation documents/drawings for more information.
  • The drawings showing the proposals are available in the consultation documents section below.

To tell us your views you can: Respond to the Questionnaire 

Responses to the consultation will not be accepted in any other format.

Please view both the Statement of Reasons and the Proposal Drawing before answering the questionnaire.

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Responses are only accepted in the form of the questionnaire, however if you have any questions you can email the address provided below:

Email: Transport Services 

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The closing date for comments is the 11th February 2019


This consultation has now closed, feedback on the consultation is now available.


  • Opened
    21 Jan 2019 at 00:00
  • Closed
    11 Feb 2019 at 23:59
  • Response Published
    11 Mar 2019


Consultation Topic
  • Local highways and transportation projects
Geographical area
  • Charfield
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Contact Details

If you have any questions regarding the scheme, please contact:

South Gloucestershire Council,
Department for Environment and Community Services,
PO Box 1954,
Design and Operations Team,
BS37 0DD

Tel: 01454 868004
Fax: 01454 863757
Email: transportservices@southglos.gov.uk