A call to have the speed limit at Breaffy, Castlebar reduced to 60 km per hour was made again at yesterday’s (Wed) monthly meeting of Castlebar Municipal District, with the warning that there will be an escalated campaign to secure the reduction.
A similar call to Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) to reduce traffic speed through the busy village, located on the N60, has been made on numerous occasions by elected councillors over the past number of years, but to no avail.
Independent councillor Michael Kilcoyne proposed a motion, backed by elected councillors present yesterday, expressing the sympathy of the members to the family of David Henning who lost his life, last December, in the most recent fatal road collision on the N60 in Breaffy.
Councillors called on the TII to support the policy of Castlebar Municipal District Council and of Mayo County Council to immediately impose a reduced speed limit through Breaffy, a 60 km limit. The TII are proposing a reduction of the speed limit to 80km per hour in Breaffy.
Councillor Kilcoyne insists that if the TII fails to reduce the limit to 60km than he and others will escalate the campaign to ensure that the speed limit is reduced through the busy village.
This lunchtime Midwest News Editor Teresa O’Malley asked the councillor will a 60 km per hour speed limit be given to the village , located on the N60, between Castlebar and Balla.