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Travelling in a new direction


 

A new one-way system will be implemented in Scariff next week. Photograph by John Kelly

A NEW traffic plan will be implemented in Scariff from next Tuesday and motorists are being advised to be mindful of the changes, which will see a one-way system introduced on Main Street and Jones’ Road.

Motorists will now only be able to travel one way in a northbound direction on Main Street from Scariff Bridge to the Market House and one way in a southbound direction on Jones’ Road from the green to the ambulance station. Other roads are to remain the same.

The traffic management plan is to facilitate additional car parking in the town, at the Main Street and the town square.

Senior executive engineer for the Killaloe Electoral Area, Hugh McGrath said, weather permitting, it is expected to unveil signage and lay new road markings next Tuesday and begin the plan that afternoon.

In addition to the one-way systems, he outlined a new parking arrangement will be put in place.

“There will be a restriction on parking in the centre of the village where a maximum stay of three hours will be imposed during working hours between 8am until 6pm. Clare County Council would appreciate the cooperation of the people and visitors in Scariff in adhering to the new system, which is being implemented as a result of submissions from the local community.

“We’ve been in discussions with the gardaí about regulation and we would appreciate the cooperation of the public,” he said.

He continued, “There will be a new yield system on the Feakle Road bridge, which will be implemented around the same time to facilitate pedestrian access to the playground on the Feakle Road and the recycling centre. We also put in additional disabled car spacing as part of the initiate.

“As a result of the new traffic management system, there are specific no parking areas that need to be respected in order for the new system to work and we would like to get co-operation from the public on this.

“We are hopeful that the three-hour parking limit will free up parking and facilitate the businesses and visitors to the town,” he concluded.

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