Safer crossing in Glenflesk on the way

New speed limits will be enforced in Glenflesk

AN ongoing campaign to provide an adequate pedestrian crossing in Glenflesk, as well as reducing the speed limit on the main road through the village, will be acted upon very soon, Kerry County Council officials have confirmed.

The existing uncontrolled crossing from O’Brien’s Shop to the Church, which has a central refuge island, is to be replaced by a new pedestrian crossing and the speed limit is to be reduced to 60km/h.

Officials were responding to a query from Cllr Maura Healy-Rae who asked what progress had been made.

“In its current state it is posing a serious threat to public safety,” she said.

Meanwhile, Kerry County Council has confirmed that it has received a number of queries in relation to the erection of speed limit signs, particularly on the N22 Tralee to Cork road. A contractor has been appointed by Transport Infrastructure Ireland to erect the signage for adopted speed limits on the national road network and work has commenced on national primary roads including the N21, N22 and N23 as well as on the N67 and the N71.

The contract for the erection of the speed limit signs on the N69, N70, N71, N72 and the N86 will be appointed next week.

Cllr Niall Kelleher has been told that the new speed limit bye-laws will come into effect on June 18 and it is targeted to have the signage on all the national routes completed by that date.

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