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VMS signs to be installed in Carrigaholt village this year

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Driver feedback signs are planned to be installed in Carrigaholt by the end of this year.

An update on the provision of driver feedback signs in the village of Carrigaholt was brought before the last meeting of the West Clare Municipal District by Cllr Gabriel Keating (FG).

Senior executive engineer, Alan Kennelly confirmed that the local authority was hopeful of erecting the signs in the near future. “While speeding is one of the leading causes of death on our roads and driver feedback signs are a very successful traffic calming initiative, driver feedback signs are not a mandatory requirement”.

Kennelly flagged that the installation of such signs are expensive and those already in place tended to be as a result of councillors setting aside some of their General Municipal Allocation (GMA). He confirmed that Cllr Keating had agreed to put some of his GMA towards the Carrigaholt signs subsequently allowing them to be ready by this year.

“Carrigaholt is now attracting a high volume of tourists and the driver feedback signs are urgently required,” Cllr Keating stated. “Farming is a major way of life in the peninsula, a big number of agricultural contractors are passing the village,” he flagged. Of his GMA contribution, Keating remarked, “Money is never the problem when it comes to safety”. Support for the motion was issued by Cllr Shane Talty (FF).

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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