Bellevue Rd ramps issue to go to NTA
THE issue of ramps on the Bellevue Road in Greystones is to be brought to the National Transport Authority (NTA) in an attempt to bring a resolution to the matter.
For some time, concerns have been raised about the excessive number of ramps along the road, and the matter once again received discussion at the March meeting of Greystones Town Council, where Cllr George Jones called for the number of ramps to be halved as they pose a threat to motorists and pedestrians alike.
‘No progress is being made with regards to this whatsoever,' he claimed. ‘ People are taking evasive action with regards the ramps – we've put in twice the amount of ramps needed on the road. The real solution is to remove half the ramps and for the council to put their hands up and say they made a mistake. They [the ramps] are a major danger and encumbrance.'
Mayor Stephen Stokes claimed it was ' absolutely vital' that momentum on this issue be kept up as there remain ‘ too many ramps' along the Bellevue Road.
Greystones Area Engineer Eoin Heslin promised to refer the matter to the NTA to see what could be done about the ramps.