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M32 40mph barrier repairs

Reported via desktop in the Structures (eg bridges, fencing, noise barriers) (NH) category anonymously at 23:10, Mon 28 March 2022

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 3422597.

Why inspite of a 40mph limit from J2-3 which was promised to only be temporary whilst fixing the central barrier from Junction 2 into Bristol and the structure of the eastville viaduct, yet nothing has been done to tackle these issues or any idea to reinstate a slightly higher speed limit of 50mph. This has been in place since 2014, it causes a lot of danger as a lot of people ignore it meaning there is too much variation of speeds between vehicles as it's slow causing a great danger. Why is it taking literally so many years for anything to actually be completely done on this. It is ridiculous I'm sorry to say. Please can we sort this out because it's beyond a joke. 40 is too slow and ludicrious for a motorway (even an urban stretch) when you can 'technically' go legally faster on much more hazardous narrow country lanes and we were promised it would only be temporary when it was instated 8 YEARS AGO!

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  • Thank you for contacting National Highways concerning speed limits.

    We shall look into this issue and aim to provide a response by 11/04/22.

    Can we please ask that you check back on this date for an update.

    Kind regards

    National Highways

    Posted by National Highways at 07:38, Wed 30 March 2022

  • Thank you for contacting us about the 40mph speed limit on the M32.

    The M32 has been identified as a road where air quality needs to be improved. We need to do all we can to improve air quality, and so the 40mph limit will be remaining in place.

    We're sorry this is causing you concerns. We're aware the viaduct is in need of renewal and plans are currently being designed. As a part of the renewal we also need to provide noise mitigation, this work is expected to be delivered no earlier than 2026.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by National Highways at 10:48, Fri 1 April 2022

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