CLARE County Council’s plans for a traffic calming system in the vicinity of Meelick School and Meelick Church have been welcomed by Fianna Fail councillor Cathal Crowe.
The approved works will include the construction of 160 metres of footpath, the installation of an electronic speed-detection sign and a significant improvement in signage and road markings. New and upgraded street lighting will also be installed.
“For several years I have campaigned to have traffic calming measures installed at this location. Last November I tabled a motion at a Council meeting calling for a design to be submitted for Low Cost Safety Scheme funding in 2018. Thankfully these efforts have been successful and the Department of Transport has approved funding to the value of €70,000,” Cllr Crowe explained.
“Once completed there will be parking restrictions on the bend at Meelick School and people will be encouraged to park in a designated area in front of the nearby church. I know some people won’t find this very appealing but it will make things a lot safer and the safety of school children must be our top priority.”
Up until August 27, people will have an opportunity to view the proposals online at www.clarecoco.ie or in person at the Shannon Municipal District Office.
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