Solar-powered speed warning signs to be placed in Kenagh

Solar powered speed detection signs which are to be erected either side of Kenagh this autumn should help prove the case for permanent warnings in the future.

That’s according to local councillor Colm Murray, who has welcomed the news that two solar-powered signs are due to be installed there in the coming weeks, as well as one on the Ballymahon road into Lanesboro.

The issue of speeding has been raised several times in the past, but this is the first time that the flashing signs are to be placed outside the village.

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Executive engineer Paul Newell told a recent meeting of Ballymahon Municipal district that the signs would be moved around every few weeks as research has shown they become less effective if they are left for longer in one place.

Councillor Colm Murray says the signs will also collect valuable data on speeding while they are in situ and this information should help the case to take more measures to alleviate the issue in Kenagh