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Councillors appeal for prior notice of planned traffic disruptions

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South Clare councillors have requested that they receive prior notification of plans by the local authority to conduct work on roads across the county.

When road projects or works involving traffic controls or a reduction to single lanes and temporary road closures, elected representatives in the Shannon Municipal District have appealed to receive notification in advance so that they can communicate with constituents.

Traffic management protocols are required for all works undertaken by Council staff and aim to provide the operatives carrying out the work and the general public with maximum safety.

In response to a motion tabled on the matter by Cllr Michael Begley (IND), Aidan O’Rourke outlined that a practical solution when works of a significant duration are to take place that advance notice be forwarded to elected members.

“Where are you are going to have traffic disruption, it would be nice to know in advance. It can throw you out of time if you have major roadworks,” Cllr Begley stated. Cllr Donna McGettigan (SF) seconded the motion.

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, and 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 -

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