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Murphy seeks speed limit reduction in Manusmore

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*Cllr Paul Murphy. Photograph: Eamon Ward

A reduction in speed limit and the introduction of VMS signs have been requested for an area on the outskirts of Clarecastle village.

Traffic calming measures “such as ‘children at play’ signage or VMS speed signage” were listed as possible improvements for the L7140 in Manusmore, Clarecastle by Cllr Paul Murphy (FG). He also appealed for the speed limit to be reduced to 50km/h.

Signage at the location will be examined with traffic surveys also to be completed, acting senior executive engineer Ian Chaplin confirmed. “The location may be included for review when the next speed limit review is being carried out,” he added.

Speaking at the September meeting of the Ennis Municipal District, Cllr Murphy welcomed the comments of the engineer and anticipated a potential solution. Cllr Clare Colleran Molloy (FF) seconded the motion, “I am hopeful this will help the situation and improve traffic on the road”.

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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