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Residents of new Shannon housing estate appeal for traffic calming

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Residents of one of Shannon’s newest housing estates have issued a request for the installation of traffic calming measures on its main approach road.

Speed ramps or speed reduction measures have been detailed as the primary goals of residents of Inbhear Na Síonna along the back of Inis Rí.

Cllr Donna McGettigan (SF) brought the matter to the attention of the Shannon Municipal District. “According to residents, cars are speeding up that road and there is a lot more traffic on it now,” she penned in a motion to the MD.

An examination of the matter will be undertaken “when traffic levels return to normal,” senior executive engineer Aidan O’Rourke responded. If works are required, he highlighted that a funding stream would have to be found.

There is “a higher volume of traffic” on the road, Cllr McGettigan said due to the newer housing estate. “On one side, you have St Senan’s rugby grounds, the camogie club and the athletic club,” she added. “It is a wide open road with cars flying up and down”.

Fellow Shannon representative, Cllr Gerry Flynn (IND) clarified that this was the southern primary road that cost in the region of €1.56m and speculated as to whenever normality would return to the county.

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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