Community resolution on the cards for controversial speed limit reduction sought for Breaffy village, Castlebar
Breaffy Community Council is, despite a pandemic, engaging with local people to secure their views on the speed limit option on offer at present along the N60 road that runs through Breaffy village.
For many years the local community has been campaigning for a reduction of the speed limits through the busy village, outside Castlebar. They wanted a 60 km per hour speed limit imposed, but Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) refuses to concur and instead is offering a reduction of the 100 km speed limit at present, to be reduced to 80km, with 60 km speed limits in operation at school opening/closing times.
That TII option appears to be finding favour in the community at present due to the funding commitment and the speed of its delivery.
The Community Council has posted, on a display board outside the Shamrock Bar in Breaffy village, details of the plan.
The 80kph speed limit would run from Kilkenny Cross to Heneghan’s Plant Hire and a speed limit reduction to 60kph around school opening and closing times. It also includes a pedestrian crossing on the N60 with an island, as well as a cycle lane in and out of the village. If this option is accepted than there is a commitment from TII that construction could get underway early next year (2022)
Chairman of Breaffy Community Council Martin Reddington has been telling Midwest News Editor Teresa O’Malley more about the TII option on the table and why the community is leaning towards it acceptance..