Councillor welcomes plan to cut Ballykinlar speeding

Councillor welcomes plan to cut Ballykinlar speeding

5 December 2012

THE completion of a traffic calming scheme in Ballykinlar has been welcomed by a local politician.

Councillor Dermot Curran said the scheme, which concentrated on the Commons Road which runs through the heart of the village, is designed to reduce speed.

New speed restriction signs have been provided, along with a new footpath and speed ramps. The 30mph speed limit has also been extended.

Councillor Curran said Ballykinlar residents have been concerned for some time about the speed of vehicles in the village which has a young population.

He said the provision of a new footpath to facilitate people walking to and from Ballykinlar GAC’s pitch and clubrooms is another welcome development.

“Ballykinlar is a growing village and a number of new developments have sprung up over recent years. There is now a much higher concentration of traffic in Ballykinlar and there are concerns about the speeds some people drive at,” he explained.

“Community officials and myself have been lobbying for measures to make the centre of the village much safer and the Roads Service is to be congratulated for responding to appeals for help.”

Councillor Curran said he hopes drivers will obey the extended speed limit zone and drive carefully as they enter and leave Ballykinlar.