Council must change New Speed Limits in Tenure

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  • April 11, 2010

Sunday 11th April 2010

Cllr Oliver Tully has said that the Louth County Council must change the new speed limit signs in Tenure.

Residents of Tenure, Monasterboice are up in arms about the positioning of the new 50kph speed limit signs on the Drogheda Road. These signs are not visible as you approach from the Drogheda direction. The signs have been erected about 10 metre around a very sharp bend and are not visible until the motorist turns the corner. They are a speed trap according to the residents.

Councillor Oliver Tully, who has been campaigning for these speed limit signs for almost ten years, stated that the residents were overjoyed when they learned that these necessary road safety measures were finally being put in place.

Cllr Tully has contacted the County Council and relayed the residents’ concerns regarding the dangerous positioning of these speed limit signs. The Fine Gael councillor has proposed that a new 60 kph speed limit sign be erected in advance of the new 50kph sign on the Drogheda side of the bend. This would act as a step down speed limit from the 80 kph limit. Motorists would see the 6o kph speed limit prior to the bend. They would then be travelling at a reduced speed and be able to comply with the new 30kph limit when the meet it.

Cllr Tully already has a proposal in with the County Council to this effect and will be lobbying hard to have his proposal implemented as part of the next review of the Speed Limits in County Louth.

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