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Speed review to be carried out on Ballymahon roads

Jun 12, 2021 12:06 By Shannonside News
Speed review to be carried out on Ballymahon roads Speed review to be carried out on Ballymahon roads
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It is hoped they can try cut down the traffic on the link road.

Longford County Council is to carry out a speed review on a link road from the R392 to the N55 at Ballymahon.

A meeting of Ballymahon Municipal District this week, was told the road is known locally as the "Ballymahon by-pass" because so many people use it to avoid having to travel through the town at busy times.

Councillor Paul Ross told council executives the increase in traffic using the small road through Lissaniskey, Castlecore and Shrule, is a huge concern for local residents and he fears it may get worse when major streetscaping works begin in the town.

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Area Engineer Paul Newell said any weight restrictions which the council could consider for the road would also affect local farmers and vehicles like bin lorries, but he agreed that warning signs could be erected on the route.

He also said that the speed limit on the road could be put into the annual review.

Councillor Ross says people living on the road deserve every effort to be made to try and cut down on the traffic.

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