Laois road has become a 'rat run' for traffic says councillor

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Mountrath

A Laois road that has become heavy with traffic in recent times has been described as a “rat run” by Cllr James Kelly and Cllr Seamus McDonald.

Both councillors asked Laois County Council to install road safety measures at Hogan's Lane, Clonincurragh, Mountrath.

Cllr Kelly said the road became popular when it was used as a detour during roadworks and people have remained using it since.

“The road needs ramps or strips, people will fly past speed signs. It is a rat run with a steep descent. People are not paying any heed to signs, ” Cllr Kelly said.

Cllr Seamus McDonald said it is a matter of urgency and should be done as soon as possible.

Laois County Council said that road design will review the location and recommend proposals of what can be done to ease the problem.

It also said that any works at the location will be subject to funding available. 

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