Traffic calming measures are needed along a South Kerry road to prevent collisions and ensure safety.
That’s according to a deputation from the Ard Mullen Residents Association, which addressed the recent Kenmare Municipal District meeting.
The deputation was brought by Cathaoirleach of the Kenmare MD, Fine Gael councillor Patrick O’Connor-Scarteen.
The Ard Mullen Residents Association came before councillors to highlight their concerns regarding traffic on the N70 road in Kenmare; John Goode spoke on behalf of a deputation.
He outlined the issues of speeding along this stretch of road, towards Sneem, and stated the footpath was inconsistent which means people walking along it have to walk out onto the main road at a certain point.
He says this road serves three estates, a Montessori and a school and is busy with traffic.
Mr Goode called for traffic calming measures to avoid traffic collisions and for works to take place on the footpath.
Engineer for the Kenmare MD, Padraic Teahan told Mr Goode that Transport Infrastructure Ireland are the funding authority for the road in question.
He stated the council’s road design office and TII are working together to develop an active travel plan for this road.
Mr Teahan noted that councillors have raised concerns regarding the same stretch of road previously and stated the council would ask TII to prioritise the N70 scheme.