A call to have the speed limit at Breaffy, Castlebar reduced to 60 km per hour will be made again today at the monthly meeting of Castlebar Municipal District, with the warning that there will be an escalated campaign to secure the reduction.
At today’s meeting, Independent councillor Michael Kilcoyne has submitted a motion expressing sympathy to the family of David Henning who lost his life last month in the most recent fatal road collision in Breaffy.
The councillors are calling on the TII to support the policy of Castlebar Municipal District Council and of Mayo County Council to impose a reduced speed limit through Breaffy, a 60 km limit to be immediately introduced.
The motion further calls on the four Mayo TDs and two Mayo Senators to support the reduction of the speed limit in the busy village of Breaffy on the N60, where a number of fatalities have occurred over many years.
The motion being proposed by councillor Kilcoyne concludes that, if the TII fails to agree with the motion, than the members of the District will escalate the campaign to ensure that the speed limit is reduced through the village to 60km.
Meanwhile, the Breaffy Village traffic calming project is progressing, according to Mayo Fine Gael TD Alan Dillon.
In a statement to Midwest News, he says the relevant surveying to progress the N60 traffic calming project at Breaffy village is concluding and it's likely that the Part 8 planning will be published around mid-March.
In addition, Deputy Dillon says a safety assessment in relation to the access and exit onto the N60 from the vaccination centre at the Breaffy Resort has been undertaken.
He says this is particularly important in light of the fatal road collision on this stretch of road over the Christmas period.