BROADFORD COULD receive a boost with the addition of new road signage for the East Clare village sought.

Installation of three new village signs and the replacement of the existing Broadford signs was requested by Cllr Joe Cooney (FG). He said the current infrastructure was “in poor condition” and an upgrade would “improve road safety and the aesthetics of the entrance into the village”.

A commitment to undertake an assessment was issued by Derek Troy. The acting senior executive engineer in the Killaloe Municipal District said this would include investigating potential locations for three additional signs. “Safety assessments in relation to visibility and also securing appropriate funding” would influence if this was progressed, he admitted.

“Believe it or believe it not, there’s 6 approach roads coming into Broadford, three with no signs and three with poor signage, I am not sure of other villages with six approach roads,” Cllr Cooney stated. The O’Callaghans Mills man noted that Broadford has a new Tidy Towns committee in place. “We are all well aware of funding but I can tell you straight out the people of Broadford will be willing to put their shoulder to the wheel in fairness. Now is the time to show support that we can improve village. I would love to see the signs go in sooner rather than later,” he added.

Active voluntary committees in Broadford were praised by Cllr Pat Hayes (FF) who agreed the present signs were “in bad disrepair”. He highlighted that the area once had a planned programme but said it was “fifteen to twenty years” since signs in East Clare were last examined, “they are in need of retrofitting and upgrading”.

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