Cars coming into Ballymore “at frightening speed”

Cars coming into Ballymore “at frightening speed”

The “frightening speed” at which traffic from the Mullingar direction is approaching the village of Ballymore was highlighted by a local councillor at the July meeting of the Athlone-Moate Municipal District last week.

Cllr Vinny McCormack has called on the council to implement additional speed reduction measures on the R390 at Low Street, Ballymore, such as widening the white line throughout the village to create a narrower driving lane, which he says will automatically reduce the speed of traffic.

He also asked for a traffic survey to be carried out in order to ascertain traffic levels. “This is a very busy area, as the community centre is located here, and the road in question also leads down to the football pitch, so there are always lots of young people on it,” pointed out Cllr McCormack.

District engineer, Pat Nally, said there is no funding for traffic calming measures in Ballymore this year, but he agreed to carry out a traffic survey and he assured members that An Garda Siochana have been active in enforcing speed limits in the village . “The reason I know that is because one of our own staff members who was slightly over the speed limit got done by the gardaí,” said Mr. Nally.

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