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Ennis residents call for action on speeding motorists

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RESIDENTS living in the Cloughleigh area of Ennis are calling for action to address an increasing amount of traffic and speeding in the locality.

Their concerns were highlighted at a recent meeting of the Ennis Municipal District where Councillor Mark Nestor sought the replacement of an existing speed ramp and for the erection of additional ‘slow down’ and ‘children at play’ road signage at Gordon Drive.

The councillor outlined that a number of residents have made representations highlighting their worries about the amount of cars speeding on the road. He also pointed out that the popular astro-turf facility on the road is resulting in even more traffic coming into the area.

Barry Conway, A/Senior Executive Engineer, told the meeting the Ennis Municipal District will carry out a road safety assessment in Gordan Drive giving consideration to all signage, speed ramps and line marking. “Any necessary repairs will be included in this years SMDW,” he added.

Councillor Nestor welcomed the response and said he is hopeful the works will be carried out. Councillor Pat Daly voiced his support for the motion saying there are a lot of children living in the locality.

Councillor Clare Colleran Molloy said she is supportive of efforts to make the area as safe as possible. Councillor Mary Howard stated that this is a “busy spot” with a playground and community centre in the vicinity. “It is important to ensure everything is done to make the area safe,” she said.

Mayor of Ennis Councillor Ann Norton also gave her backing, telling the meeting she was in the area recently and “to see the amount of children and cars belonging to residents, never mind the people going in to use the facilities. This is about safety.”

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