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Council to reduce speed limits

Clare County Council is inviting the public to have an input in the formulation of the Speed Limit Review 2016 – 2017.

Draft bylaws have been developed after a review of existing speed limits on Clare’s 4,000 kilometre road network and following extensive consultation with An Garda Síochána, Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) and the adjoining local authorities in Tipperary, Galway and Limerick.

Among the proposed changes to speed limits throughout the county is a reduction in the speed limit from 100 km/h to 80 km/h on the N67 from the Galway border to Killimer, an increase in the speed limit from 80km/h to 100 km/h on the N19 between Shannon Town and the Shannon Industrial Estate, and an increase in the speed limit from 80 km/h to 100 km/h on a section of the R-352 Ennis to Portumna Road.

The draft bylaws also propose speed limit reductions of 10 km/h from 60 km/h to 50 km/h on the L-3040-0 at Bunratty Folk Park and on the school road in Parteen, while the 80 km/h speed limit in force on the road network between Kilbaha to Loop Head as well as at Barrtra and the Ballykeelaun Road in Parteen will be replaced with new Rural Speed Limit Designations.

The proposed regulations car be inspected at Áras Contae an Chláir in Ennis and at the Municipal District Offices at Shannon, Kilrush, Scarriff and Ennistymon during normal working hours from this Friday to Monday, November and online at www.clarecoco.ie.

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