Speed Limits

As of March 1, 2019, Manitoba Infrastructure sets speed limits on roadways in Manitoba including provincial trunk highways, provincial roads and roads within unorganized territories. Municipalities, First Nation communities and local traffic authorities set speed limits on municipal and community roads through a speed limit by-law.

Speed Limit Authority on Municipal and Community Roads

Municipalities, First Nation communities and local traffic authorities are responsible for setting speed limits on municipal roads and community roads and are required to develop speed limit by-laws for municipal and community roads no later than September 1, 2019.

Manitoba Infrastructure has developed resources to assist local traffic authorities to set speed limits on their roads and to develop speed limit by-laws.

The public should contact their municipality or local traffic authority for information on how to request a change to a speed limit on a municipal or community road.

Resources for Local Traffic Authorities

Guide for Setting Posted Speed Limits on Manitoba Roadways (PDF, 1.8 MB)

  • This guide is a resource for local traffic authorities when setting speed limits on municipal roads.
  • The guide is applicable to all municipal and provincial roadways in Manitoba in both urban and rural areas. 
  • The guide is not applicable to setting speed limits in school zones or work zones.

Guide to Develop a Speed Limit By-Law (PDF)

  • This guide includes information to assist local traffic authorities when developing a speed limit by-law and includes a sample by-law.

Speed Limit By-law Template (Word Version)

  • This document is for use by local traffic authorities when developing a speed limit by-law.

Regulation 204/92 Highway Speed Regulation (PDF, 2 MB)

  • This document provides legal descriptions of Manitoba roadways to assist local traffic authorities when developing speed limit by-laws.

Speed Limit Change Requests on Provincial Highways

Manitoba Infrastructure is responsible for setting speed limits on provincial highways, provincial roads and roads within the unorganized territory of Manitoba.

How to submit a speed limit change request?

Municipalities can submit a request to change a speed limit on a provincial roadway to Manitoba Infrastructure through the Manitoba Municipalities Online Portal.

First Nations communities and Northern Affairs Communities should contact trafficengineering@gov.mb.ca or 204-945-3781 to submit a request to change a speed limit.

The public must contact their municipality or local community council to request a change to a speed limit on provincial trunk highways, provincial roads or roads within an unorganized territory. All speed limit change requests must include a council resolution to ensure community support.

For questions or more information contact:

Telephone: 204-945-3781

Email: trafficengineering@gov.mb.ca