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Speed surveys detail that further traffic calming at Clarecastle estate unlikely

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Further detail of traffic monitoring will be required to determine if increased traffic calming measures can be installed at a busy Clarecastle estate.

Officials in the Ennis Municipal District have been examining the current traffic calming measures at three different locations on the main access road to Creggaun na Hilla Estate.

Local representative, Cllr Paul Murphy (FG) had proposed that a speed survey be completed at the location as he appealed for more traffic calming measures approaching the estate.

Speaking at a recent meeting of the Ennis MD, Cllr Murphy acknowledged that residents viewed it as a distributor road as he asked the local authority to implement increased traffic calming measures in the area. His request was seconded by Cllr Clare Colleran Molloy (FF).

Senior executive engineer, Eamon O’Dea outlined that the percentile speed under 50km/h was at 85 percent following their examinations. He stated that the average speed was around 45km/h with some maximum speeds above the limit “which is to be expected”.

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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