Speed limits are expressed in km/hr through distinctive road signs throughout the country. These signs are found on every motorway and on major roads and minor roads throughout County Westmeath and consist of a circular sign with a white background and a red border. The speed limit is shown in the centre of the sign in black numerals (i.e. 30, 40, 60, etc.)..
Westmeath County Council in the interest of public safety has prepared Road Traffic (Special Speed Limits) (County of Westmeath) Bye-Laws 2014 in respect of the Administrative County of Westmeath. These Bye-Laws came into effect on the 27th January, 2014.
The Bye-Laws are also available for inspection or download below :
Notice is hereby given that Westmeath County Council, in exercise of the powers vested in it by Section 9 of the Road Traffic Act 2004 (as amended), have adopted the Road Traffic (Special Speed Limits Housing Estates) Bye-Laws 2016.
These Byelaws, which shall come into operation on the 4th day of November 2016, provide for Special Speed Limits of 30km/h on designated housing estates throughout County Westmeath.
The bye-laws are available for inspection at the Customer Service Area, Áras an Chontae, Mullingar and Athlone Civic Offices, Church Street, Athlone during normal office hours.
The Bye-Laws are also available for inspection or download on the Council’s Website: www.westmeathcoco.ie