Technical Director - Highways & Transportation
Following the publication of new Guidelines, ‘Setting and Management of Speed Limits in Ireland’, the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport (DTTAS) directed Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) to carry out a full review of the national road network and an update of all speed limits to address inconsistencies and the perceived inappropriateness of certain speed limits.
RPS carried out the review on behalf of TII, appraised and assessed over 2,800km of road network, collaborated with 18 Local Authorities, and made recommendations for changes to existing speed limits where necessary in accordance with the Guidelines in order to bring about a greater level of credibility, respect and compliance with the speed limit system across the country.
National Speed Limit Review
Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII)
The scale of the task of carrying out the thorough assessment of the existing road network required by the guidelines within the tight timeframe set out was a very significant one for TII and would require significant resources. This also posed a significant challenge in terms of achieving consistency across the review and assessment teams, and in terms of the consultation with every Local Authority affected.
RPS addressed these key challenges by:
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