Ramps call to slow flying traffic on Portlaoise estate


Ramps call to slow flying traffic on Portlaoise estate

Road ramps are to be considered for installation at Millview Road in Portlaoise, because drivers are speeding.

Reesidents want traffic slowed Cllr Jerry Lodge.

“Two people have come to me. The speed at which people fly by, the roundabout is not a roundabout to them,” said Cllr Lodge who had a motion at the recent meeting of Portlaoise Municipal District calling for two speed ramps, in the interest of road safety.

“If you did a survey, you would find that some traffic calming is warranted,” he said.

The cost will have to be paid from councillors’ discretionary funds however, he was told by the engineer Wes Wilkinson. The engineer said that “ramps can be considered as part of the Discretionary Traffic Calming Programme in 2017”.

“Can you please remove the word discretionary, it’s your favourite word,” quipped Cllr Lodge.

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