City Speed Limit Information

Default Speed Limit

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.

School Zones

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 on and off 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 ten mph or more below the road's regular speed limit.

Missing Sign

To report a missing speed limit sign, please call the Public Works Traffic Division at (817) 748-8370 from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please provide a specific address or the appropriate cross streets when reporting an issue. 

Code of Ordinances

City Council has approved speed limits throughout the City of Southlake. 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 roads and highways.

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  1. Public Works Operations
    1950 E. Continental Blvd.
    Southlake, TX 76092
    Ph:(817) 748-8082
    Fx:(817) 748-8103

    After Hours Phone
    (817) 743-4522

    Monday - Friday
    7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.