Monday 21 January 2019

New speed limits outlined to council

Pádraig Byrne

Lengthy documents surrounding the changing of speed limits across the county were presented to members at the recent meeting of Enniscorthy Municipal District Council. David Codd from Wexford County Council's roads department was present to field any questions that the members might have.

Under the new proposed changes, a 30km/h 'slow zone' would be introduced a total of 64 housing estates in Enniscorthy.

Periodic speed limits were also proposed with a speed limit of 40km/h proposed for the N30 near the national school in Clonroche, which will only come into effect for the half hour before school starts and for a 20 minute period around collection times.

The draft also contained recommendations from TII for alterations to speed limits on the N11 at Ferns, Oylegate and Enniscorthy and the N30 at Enniscorthy, Bunclody and Clonroche.

Public Consultation on the speed limit bye-laws was open to the public from February 21 to March 26 and during that time, in the Enniscorthy District, submissions were made regarding a total of 48 different locations.

Mr Codd said that, having reviewed all submissions, it was agreed to adjust the existing or proposed speed limits at five different locations in the district. These were the creation of a 30km/h slow zone in Pairc Cuilin, Ballindaggin and Na Coilte and The Halting Site in Bunclody; the extension of the existing 60km/h speed limit on the R702 at Milehouse; the extension of the existing 50km/h speed limit on the L2007 Ballyphilip Road, Kilmyshall and finally the creation of a 50km/h built-up speed limit area for Tombrack Village to include the national school.

Mr Codd said that the speed limits at the other 43 locations were deemed appropriate and no alterations were required. He said that after the submission report and updated draft bye-laws were presented to all four district meetings, an exact implementation date for the changes would be agreed upon by the end of the month, with July being proposed.

Poles would then be erected for new speed limit signage in May/June and in June the Draft Bye-Laws will be presented to a meeting of Wexford County Council for adoption before the final signage is erected in July.

Enniscorthy Guardian