THE change to a national default 20mph speed limit on restricted/street-lit roads across Wales, introduced by Welsh Government, will come into effect on Sunday 17 September 2023.
Ceredigion County Council Highways Staff will be deploying available resources to change signs on the county road network as soon as possible, with the Welsh Government responsible for introducing the changes on the A487 and A44 Trunk Roads.
Due to the logistics of the task, it is anticipated that changing signage over at all locations across the county road network where the speed limit will have changed will take a number of days to complete, and work will commence on 17 September.
Councillor Keith Henson is the Cabinet Member responsible for Highways, Environmental Services and Carbon Management. He said: “The new 20mph speed limit will be a significant change to motorists. However, it’s important to remember that the change will impact positively on cyclists and pedestrians such as children, people with disabilities and older people. It will also bring associated health improvements, reduce motorised traffic, carbon emissions and congestion and make communities feel more safe and connected and boost local businesses. I would like to thank the Highways team for their hard work in implementing the new signs across the county.”
In preparation for implementing the national changes in Ceredigion, the County Council has made the required Traffic Regulation Order, and once the new 20mph road signs are in place on a road, the new speed limit will be enforceable.
Members of the public are urged to comply with existing speed limits and prepare to observe the new 20mph speed limit where these apply.
Further information on the national changes can be found on the Welsh Government’s website: Safer at 20mph: Let’s look out for each other