‘Rat run’ fears as cars seek to avoid the Beamore Road
ONE of the busiest routes into and out of Drogheda is set to get even busier with the completion of the Bryanstown Wood development.
And although Meath CC informed An Bord Pleanala that additional infrastructure would be needed in the area as a result of the development, they didn’t include any levy towards the cost of improving the roads, or even get the developer to do the works.
Cllr Elaine McGinty brought up the concerns of locals over the matter, stating that ‘rat runs’ are likely.
Despite works on the Beamore Road, the new development would add to issues and a speed limit or safety measures like ramps would be needed.
Meath CC confirmed that there would be extra pedestrian, cycle and vehicular traffic as a result of the development and they would provide a pathway between Bryanstown Wood and The Oaks.
They had looked at Beamore Cross but it was compliant with current standards and no works were planned.
Cllr Stephen McKee told the area council meeting that with a few hundred houses going in, it was going to become a huge issue and he said a roundabout could work at the Beamore Road junction. He also feared Cromwell’s Lane would be a ‘rat run’ too.
An orbital route for Drogheda is massive, Cllr Paddy Meade stated and he had that proposal in the new Co Development Plan.
Meath CC confirmed that there were plans to work with the gardai on introducing a weight restriction for the Beamore Road.
No roundabout on the Beamore Road, but a weight restriction is being discussed with gardai.
A new path is to stretch from Bryanstown Wood to The Oaks on the Beamore Road.