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Additional traffic calming measures in Tradaree Court unlikely

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Additional traffic calming measures are unlikely to be implemented on Bóthar na Rinne in Shannon.

Speed controls were installed on the road approaching both Tradaree and Cluain Airne from St Patrick’s Comprehensive School in recent years but further measures have been sought in months gone by from residents.

An appeal for speed reductions was lodged by Cllr Donna McGettigan (SF) at a recent meeting of the Shannon Municipal District. “This is the only road leading into and out of both areas and residents feel that cars are driving too fast with children playing in that area,” she stated.

Examination of the route was completed before and after installation of the measures, senior executive engineer Aidan O’Rourke responded. These assessments found the alterations “to have been successful in controlling speed” but acknowledged the area highlighted by the Shannon councillor was further along the road. O’Rourke outlined that a speed survey would be carried out to determine if issues persisted.

Speaking at the meeting, Cllr McGettigan commented, “I know there is already speed reductions in one side, it would be nice to see it on the other side”.

“I remember when it was put in that there was an outcry from the people,” Cllr Gerry Flynn (IND) recalled in seconding the motion. “The end product wasn’t what was envisaged originally,” he flagged.

Páraic McMahon is Head of News & Sport with The Clare Echo. The Newmarket-on-Fergus native also writes for national papers including The Irish Examiner, The Irish Independent and The Irish Times along with doing work for RTÉ, Today FM, TheJournal.ie and The42.ie. A graduate of Mary Immaculate College, Páraic was previously employed by The Clare Herald and Clare FM. If you have a story, tip or some feedback for him then send an email to - paraic@clareecho.ie

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