Nenagh councillors call for speed checks on Ballintoher road

Cllr Tom Mulqueen

Cllr Tom Mulqueen

Nenagh councillors have urged that speed checks be mounted on the Ballintoher road after Cllr Tom Mulqueen said motorists were reaching Capparoe where they “put the foot down and the sky is the limit”.

Cllr Hughie McGrath had earlier told the council that residents were “taking their lives into their hands” trying to get out their gates.

“The traffic going out there seems to reach a point and then just take off,” he said.

Town manager Marcus O’Connor told the councillors they should raise the matter with the Gardai.

Meanwhile, Cllr Mulqueen said there was a “three-foot pothole” on the Capparoe road and asked that the council remedy the flooding problem on the road.

However, Mr O’Connor pointed out that the area was outside the town boundary and was a county council issue. He agreed the road did become impassable with flooding, but said it was in a hollow and it would take “thousands of tonnes to fill it up. It is just not practical.”

Cllr Lalor McGee was told by town engineer Peter Fee that additional ramps were needed in St Joseph’s Park, but he envisaged that only six would be required.

Mr Fee told Cllr Virginia O’Dowd it was hoped to move the public lighting pole at the junction of the Four Roads shortly as ducting work was required. Cllr O’Dowd had claimed the pole was dangerous because it was interferring with motorists’ sightlines coming from the Dark Road.

The town engineer told councillors the council hoped to have a patcher machine available to repair damaged caused by the bad weather to roads and footpaths. Once the weather improves, the council will carry out more permanent repairs.

Cllr Hughie McGrath raised the runoff of water on the Borrisokane road, saying it was gathering in puddles between Brooklands Drive and the IFAC premises.

He also pointed out that wheelchair users were unable to get over a lip on the footpath near Brookville Green.


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