WREXHAM Council say they are 'nearly there' in preparation for the new default 20mph speed limit across Wales.

The Welsh Government’s rollout of the default 20mph speed limit in Wales will be live from this Sunday, making Wales the first part of the UK to introduce a nationwide 20mph speed limit on most residential roads.

The proposal has had a lot of backlash from residents, who have criticised the idea and the impact it could have on businesses. 

The council opened a consultation on the new speed limit proposals, but on Wednesday (September 13) confirmed that the authority was ready to introduce the new measures.


As of the beginning of this week, the council say work on 95% of the signs had been done and you may have noticed that 30mph markings on the roads have been removed or painted over in the run-up to the launch date this weekend too.

Hugh Jones, lead member for environment, said: “Teams from the environment department at Wrexham Council have been out changing the signage for more than three months in readiness for September 17 and we are nearly there now.

"The consultations on any exemptions that fitted the Welsh Government’s criteria have also been completed and I would like to thank all of those residents that took the time to give us their views.”