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Safety plan can eliminate ‘deficiencies in Dromindoora’

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‘Deficiencies’ in Dromindoora can be dealt with by the completion of a comprehensive safety plan, the Cathaoirleach of the Killaloe Municipal District has stated.

An appeal for the organisation of a “comprehensive safety plan” for the village of Dromindoora was tabled by Cllr Pat Hayes (FF) at a recent sitting of the Killaloe MD. He believed this would help to link the village together should it include traffic calming measures, a new footpath, adequate lighting and the removal of “dangerous obstacles”.

Funding should be applied for when the plan is completed, Cllr Hayes stated. “This is a very busy regional road and extremely dangerous for both pedestrians, children of the school and users of the GAA pitch”. The proposal was seconded by Cllr Pat Burke (FG).

Completing such a safety plan is not currently on the agenda of Clare County Council, senior engineer Tom Mellett advised. All resources in the MD are focused on the completion of the 2020 schedule of works. He committed to adding the suggestion to a list of projects to be considered for future development.

Speaking at the meeting, Cllr Hayes detailed that the road links East Clare to South Galway. He cautioned that people are travelling to the post office but no footpath or lighting is to be found. “It is a community that is growing the whole time. We need a traffic management plan around it. People are speeding to make it to Gort or Scariff and using this road,” he commented.

Several “Eircom poles” are leaning out along the road but were never removed, he highlighted. “There are a number of deficiencies in the area in terms of infrastructure, it is my hope that a comprehensive plan would be done. Land can be made available and residents are very interested in having an element of safety,” the Maghera native stated.

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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