Good news on road safety works at Ballyea National School


Local Fine Gael TD Joe Carey has made representations to Clare Co. Council seeking improved road safety and parking arrangements at Ballyea National School.

Clare Co. Council, Executive Engineer, Morgan Lahiffe has confirmed to Deputy Carey that the Local Authority now intends to carry-out the following work:

– A Bus Bay will be installed directly in front of the school gate to encourage parents not to park there and also to ensure safe passage for the school bus in the mornings.

– Advance signs will be erected on both sides of the school indicating the presence of children or a school ahead.

– The road markings at the four cross roads east of the school will be re-laid.

– A 50kph speed limit for the immediate area around the school will be proposed in the new Speed Limit Review.

Deputy Carey said has welcomed this news and commended Clare County Council for engaging with the issue.

Deputy Carey said: “The improvement works proposed are most welcome. Road safety is of critical importance especially in the vicinity of schools. I am delighted that Clare Co. Council has reacted so positively to my representations and I look forward to this work taking place in the near future.

“It is vital that where schoolchildren are concerned we invest in proper infrastructure not just in school buildings, but also in the vicinity of playgrounds and the surrounding area. We cannot compromise safety because of financial restraints. Parents and staff have contacted me several times on this issue in recent times and I was happy to make representations on their behalf to Clare County Council.

I wish to congratulate the Council in their response. The anticipated road markings, bus bay, new signage and amended speed limit will all contribute to ensuring the continued safety of all using the school.”