Ballymahon Municipal District meeting hears about speeding issues at Ardagh NS

Aisling Kiernan

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Cllr Paul Ross

Cllr Paul Ross has called on Longford Co Council to introduce speed calming measures in the area and most especially outside St Mel’s NS and Club Ardagh Creche.

Speeding issues in Ardagh were brought to the fore during last week’s meeting of Ballymahon Municipal District.

On foot of a notice of motion in respect of the matter, Cllr Paul Ross (FG) called on Longford Co Council to introduce speed calming measures in the area and most especially outside St Mel’s NS and Club Ardagh Creche.


“This is in the interest of safety,” added the local area representative in Legan.


“A lot of cars are parking at the church now as well so there are major concerns over the speed of traffic especially at school times.
“We will just have to find a solution to this.”


Meanwhile, area engineer Alan Slattery told those gathered that a new pedestrian crossing had already been installed in Ardagh for the school children.


He then warned that any other works carried out would require the purchase of land to make them viable.


“Land would be required so that the road can be widened,” Mr Slattery added.


“With regards to the speed in the area, we will just have to notify the Gardaí about that and see what can be done from there.”


Cllr Ross then pointed out that while he acknowledged the works that had been done, speeding was now an issue that needed to be addressed.


“We monitored the traffic out there one morning and there was a lot of people who were delayed at the school - parents were chatting, etc,” the area engineer added.


“The matter is between parents and the principal of the school really.”

Cllr Ross said he was not satisfied with Mr Slattery’s response and indicated that he would continue in his endeavours to have the issue addressed by the local authority.

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