Drogheda Independent

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Work on ramps in local estates is welcomed


Mayor Paul Bell has commended Louth County Council for the installation of speed ramps in Marian Park, St Finian's Park and Ballsgrove, works he says he has persnally campaigned for in the Louth County Council budget 2019.

"Super progress has been made over the past four weeks with speed ramps installed in Marian Park, St Finian's Park and Ballsgrove.

'The speed ramps cost €3,000.00 per unit which is substantial. Unfortunately due to the cost factor five ramps in Ballsgrove will not be completed until January or February 2020.

'However four ramps have been fully reinstated on the entrance to the estate which is most welcome" said Bell

Mayor Bell also confirmed "Funding which I have secured for Knockbrack Downs remains ring fenced and works on low cost road safety measure will commence in the coming weeks with the appointed contractor also installing safety measure on Lynch's Cross at the junction of Cement Road and Upper Mell. This is a most welcome development and will of benefit to all road users in both areas".

Mayor Bell also called for more attention to road markings in and around Drogheda in particular not that road markings have been almost totally scrubbed on Donore Road which is one of the busiest roads in the town.