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30km/h speed limit for Galway City centre in the Autumn


From this week's Galway City Tribune

From this week's Galway City Tribune

30km/h speed limit for Galway City centre in the Autumn 30km/h speed limit for Galway City centre in the Autumn

From this week’s Galway City Tribune – A new 30km/h speed limit zone in the city centre will come into force at the end of August.

Councillors unanimously backed the move at a meeting on Monday evening which will result in a 30km/h limit on streets such as Market Street, Dominick Street, Eglinton Street, Eyre Square, University Road, College Road and Forster Street.

This follows a period of public consultation in which two submissions were received – one to expand the 30km/h zone as far as Salthill and the other to increase the limit to 80km/h at Galway Crystal on the Dublin Road.

Senior Executive Engineer, Francis McEvoy, said both these proposals could only be considered in the context of a further speed limit review.

Mr McEvoy said the new bylaws would be implemented on August 28, “to give our crews time to install signage, especially for the inner-city 30km/h zone”.

As well as a new 30km/h city centre zone, the bylaws will increase speed limits to 60km/h, 80km/h and 100km/h on some city roads.

A limit of 60km/h will apply to the N6 from the Browne Roundabout at the rear of UHG eastwards over the Quincentenary Bridge to the junction at Galway Shopping Centre.

(Our map shows the inner-city area to which the new speed limit will apply, will be bounded by Lough Atalia Road, Fr Griffin Road, The Crescent, St Mary’s Road, Quincentenary Bridge road, Seán Mulvoy Road and Moneenageisha Road (linking the Joyce roundabout at Cemetery Cross to the Moneenageisha Cross). Those boundary roads will not be included in the new 30km/h zone – the 50km/h speed limit will remain in place there, except on the N6 roadway (Quincentenary Bridge) marked blue, where it will be 60km/h).

This is a shortened preview version of this story. To read the rest of the article, see the April 21 edition of the Galway City Tribune. You can support our journalism and buy a digital edition HERE.

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