If the maximum travel speed is not readily posted on a sign along a particular street, the default speed limit is 30 miles per hour as set by the City Council.
Per City ordinance, the speed limit for all City of Southlake school zones is 20 miles per hour. As a reminder, speeding in any school zone could mean a fine starting at $175.
Speed Limits in Construction Zones
Speed limits are substantially reduced in construction areas, both on and off of roadways. This is to ensure the safety of both motorists and construction crews. When approaching a construction zone, look for posted signage (similar to the picture above) which will specify the speed limit of that particular area. A typical speed reduction is 10 mph or more below the road's regular speed limit.
To report a missing speed limit sign, please call the Public Works Traffic Division at (817) 748-8370 during business hours of 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. When reporting an issue, please provide a specific address or the appropriate cross streets.
Code of Ordinances
Speed limits throughout the City of Southlake have been approved by City Council. The existing speed limits have been codified into the City's Code of Ordinances. Chapter 18 "Traffic and Vehicles" of the Code of Ordinances details the maximum reasonable and prudent speed for travel upon any street or highway within the city. Please refer to sections 18-78 and 18-79 for speeds on specific streets and highways.
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