Tuesday 22 January 2019

Tonaphubble has speeding problem

The Holy Well road at the top of Tonaphubble
The Holy Well road at the top of Tonaphubble

Sorcha Crowley at Sligo County Council meeting

Fianna Fáil Councillor Tom MacSharry has called for a radar speed sign to be erected next to a speed limit sign on the Holy Well road at the top of Tonaphubble.

He told the meeting it was requested by the residents association to address the "serious issue of speeding in the area."

Cllr MacSharry was told that the Roads Department will carry out a survey in Tonaphubble over the coming weeks to find out traffic volumes and speeds. Acting Director of Services Tom Brennan said the information retrieved would inform "whether or not" such a sign was necessary.

Cllr MacSharry said the "benefit in speed management outweighs the cost."

"There's a lot of young families and older people there as well. It's a road that's used a lot," he added. He was seconded by Councillor Rosaleen O'Grady.

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