Cllr. Casserly says survey shows speed not a problem west of Ballisodare

A Sligo councillor says a speed survey carried out this month in the area west of St Mary’s College in Ballisodare does not indicate a large volume of excessive speed in the area.

The survey showed 85% of speeds were at 50 kilometres per hour or lower.

Independent Councillor Marie Casserly, who received an engineer’s report on the issue, said the erection of flashing speed signs on national roads would be subject to approval by Transport Infrastructure Ireland.

TII is currently carrying out a trial at various locations nationwide as to the effectiveness of these signs and whether they effect driver behaviour.

Cllr Casserly says she has been informed that the county council’s senior engineer in road design is looking at the village of Ballisodare as a whole in early 2022 and this would include looking at possible pedestrian crossing points in the village.

She said the requirement for a crossing west of the school towards Cloondara may be an option, pending outcomes of pedestrian surveys, adding that a crossing at this location would assist with speed control on the western approach.

Cllr Casserly says she has also asked the gardai to focus more attention on the speed of vehicles in all approach roads coming into and through Ballisodare.