Safety concerns for Liffey Hall in Newbridge

The residents of Liffey Hall housing estate in Newbridge are concerned about road safety in the estate and have requested speed limit guidelines within the estate from Newbridge Town Council.

The residents of Liffey Hall housing estate in Newbridge are concerned about road safety in the estate and have requested speed limit guidelines within the estate from Newbridge Town Council.

The residents have expressed their concern that the through road via Millfield and Curragh Grange, which is due to open soon, will increase the flow of traffic through their estate. In a list sent to the town council they have requested that several areas be looked at before before the road is opened.

The main areas highlighted were that there is no speed limit signs on the through road and residents would like to get these installed on both entrances to the estate.

The signage indicating the ramps in the estate are broken and residents have noticed that cars are ‘speeding over the ramps’ as a result.

The residents would also like to install pedestrian lights for children getting off the school bus. They would also like signs to be painted on the road requesting drivers to ‘slow down’ as well as speed limits in the estate requesting drivers to drive at ‘15km’ or ‘slow down children at play’.

The issues will be put on the agenda at next months council meeting.