Traffic control zone is needed for Fourmilehouse — Murphy

Cllr. Eugene Murphy this week backed a call by local residents for traffic calming measures on the N61 at Fourmilehouse. The Fianna Fáil councillor was speaking following a public meeting in Kilbride Community Centre on the issue.             ‘There a number of developments at Fourmilehouse, the primary school, playschool, community centre, church, GAA ground, community housing project, as well as a number of private residences and it’s way beyond time that this matter is sorted out once and for all.             ‘Now, under the Road Traffic Act 2004, and with the consent of the National Roads Authority, speed controls will have to come into force. I have had discussions with the Director of Services for Road and Transportation at Roscommon County Council and I’m satisfied that this issue is getting first class attention right now.             ‘At the moment bye-laws are being introduced which will lead to new speed limit throughout villages and towns in Co. Roscommon, which should be coming into force on June 1st. The plans will introduce new guidelines outside all schools on National Primary Routes and National Secondary Routes within the County and this will apply to all schools from Ballaghaderreen to Tarmonbarry and Boyle to Athlone on the national routes.             ‘There will also be consultation with the National Roads Authority who have responsibility for all national primary and national secondary routes within the county. I have spoken to the NRA in recent days and I’m satisfied they are anxious to have this matter sorted out.’             Cllr. Murphy said he would like to see a traffic control zone from at least 200 metres the Roscommon side of Kilbride GAA club to at least 200 metres the Tulsk side of the Strokestown road junction on the N61 national secondary route.