New speed lim­its come into ef­fect in parts of Grey­stones

Bray People - - NEWS -

MO­TORISTS in Grey­stones will be forced to slow down as a new tem­po­rary speed limit came into place last week and will re­main un­til De­cem­ber of 2015.

The new speed limit is be­ing en­forced as a re­sult of con­tin­ued road works which are tak­ing place un­der the Grey­stones Har­bour De­vel­op­ment. The roads that are af­fected by the change are Vic­to­ria Road, Cliff Road, The Bawn Road, Beach Road and Trafal­gar Road, all of which will now be gov­erned by a 30 km/h speed limit.

The new speed limit took ef­fect on Thurs­day and will run un­til De­cem­ber 5 of next year un­less the coun­cil state oth­er­wise.

Cathaoir­leach of Grey­stones Mu­nic­i­pal Dis­tict Tom For­tune said that he can’t see the new speed limit pos­ing too much of a prob­lem for mem­bers of the pub­lic.

‘In my opin­ion a speed limit of 30 km/h in a built up area like that is more than enough,’ he said.

‘ The roads af­fected are more or less in the mid­dle of town and there is a school in the area and things like that, so I don’t think peo­ple will have a prob­lem with it.’

Speed lim­its in the dis­trict is some­thing which Cllr For­tune says that he has raised be­fore with the coun­cil.

‘ This is some­thing I’ve talked about be­fore in coun­cil meet­ings,’ he said. ‘ There are plenty of built up ar­eas where I feel the speed limit is too high. To be hon­est I would be in favour of mak­ing the speed limit in the area 30 km/h per­ma­nently even beyond next year.’

Cllr Tom For­tune

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