Rearcross needs trafiic calming, says Cllr Mattie Ryan

A call for traffic calming measures in Rearcross was made by Cllr Mattie Ryan “Coole” at the September meeting of Newport area council.

A call for traffic calming measures in Rearcross was made by Cllr Mattie Ryan “Coole” at the September meeting of Newport area council.

“They have them in Ardcroney, so why can’t they have them in Rearcross?” he asked, urging North Tipperary County Council to “go up there and look after the issues”.

He was supported by Cllr John “Rocky” McGrath, who said it was “frustrating” trying to get work done.

“It’s a country place and only the bare neccessities have been done. They feel we are letting them down and doing nothing. It is very annoying. We are doing our best but we are not doing the simple things. We need action,” he said.

“It is a forgotten village, a busy village. It needs attention badly,” said Cllr McGrath.

Cllr Jonathan Meaney pointed out that there were no signs for Rearcross and asked: “Are you trying to hide it?”

Area engineer Michael Hayes replied that he had gone to the village and had been met by a delegation.

“I went out to a meeting because a regional road sign was blocking the light on the church. I didn’t expect to meet the deputation,” he said.

However, he said that the signage had been done, the lining of the roadway was done and they were to have cleared the gullies before the area meeting, but an overlay for the village “is not the sort of thing I can do overnight”.