ROAD SIGNAGE in Shannon Town is to undergo works following demands from elected representatives for improvements.
In a proposal before the Shannon Municipal District, Cllr Gerry Flynn (IND) called on Clare County Council “to clean, straighten, repair or replace defective road signage throughout Shannon Town”.
Senior executive engineer in the Shannon MD, Tom Mellett said they were committing to “maintaining road signs to a high standard. In order to achieve maximum effect when cleaning signs, we are required to schedule this type of work at certain times of the year. This office will include sign maintenance in our winter maintenance schedule”.
Speaking at the meeting, Cllr Flynn explained, “I was short on words here because I said less is more, I got it all in in a line and a half”. He said letters were missing and “signs are cut in half” but was pleased with the commitment from the senior engineer.
Seconding the proposal, Cllr PJ Ryan (IND) outlined, “I firmly belief that we need to be better at improving signs, there are bushes growing over them and going green, it looks very bad for an area where tourists are very important. It genuinely needs to be looked at in a serious way, we need washers to keep it clean. They are not being maintained properly all over the MD, there are other rural areas where signs are in a deplorable condition”.
Supplementary help by means of sub-contractors can get the job done, Cllr Michael Begley (IND) insisted. “It might take a month at most to do the whole Shannon MD and take weight off our regular crew”.
Cathaoirleach of the Shannon MD, Cllr Donna McGettigan (SF) was also in support of action. “I’m getting people coming to me over road signs which are covered in trees and moss”.