A protest over speed limits in Breaffy will go ahead as planned tomorrow.

That’s according to the Cathaoirleach of Castlebar Municipal District Cllr Michael Kilcoyne.

Elected members have organised the protest, as they say they have exhausted all avenues open to them to impress on the TII the need to reduce the speed limit at Breaffy, the scene of many collisions and a number of fatalities.

The TII has proposed installing flashing lights close to the school, at school times and reducing the speed limit to 60km during school times and 80km per hour for the rest of time. However Councillors say the community was looking for the limit to be reduced to 60km per hour across the board.

Cllr Kilcoyne says that the latest TII proposals are not going far enough, given the volume of traffic in the area.

A meeting took place in St John’s School in Breaffy last night to discuss the latest proposals from TII.

A spokesperson for the Breaffy Road Safety Group told Midwest News today that 100% of the people in attendance at the meeting want the speed limit reduced to 60km per hour. They have decided to hold further discussions to see how that objective can be achieved. The spokesperson also told Midwest News that it is up to individuals as to whether or not they attend tomorrow’s protest.

Cllr Kilcoyne told Midwest News today that the protest will go ahead tomorrow as planned.


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