Traffic calming measures planned outside Haggardstown school
Traffic calming measures are set to be installed at St Fursey’s National School in Haggardstown as part of the €5 million funding announced for the improvement of Louth’s roads earlier this week.
Under the funding, a figure of €55,000 was allocated for upgrading the the L-3161-19 between Blackrock and the M1 motorway.
Now local Fine Gael Councillor Maria Doyle has revealed that this equates to a new traffic management scheme on the Marlbog Road, something she said would be welcome news for families in the area concerned by the excess speed of vehicles on the road.
“I’ve been in contact with the Infrastructure Section of Louth County Council who have informed me that this money will go towards a traffic management scheme on the Marlbog Road, where it is proposed to install traffic calming measures and public lighting, carried out in 2 phases, first phase being in front of Saint Fursey’s National School,” said Cllr Doyle.
“The second phase is from the R132 junction back to the existing roundabout adjacent to Loughran’s Stores.
“This is very welcome news for the area and, in particular, for the families of children attending St Fursey’s School.
“The speed of vehicles on this stretch of road can often be in excess of the 50kmph speed limit so traffic calming measures will greatly improve the safety of the children. I’m delighted that the Council made the funding application for this work and that it was approved,” said Cllr Doyle.