Traffic calming measures set for Blackrock Road

Traffic calming measures set for Blackrock Road
By Ian Cameron @IanAlexCameron

Louth County Council have announced significant traffic calming measures in Blackrock which will help tackle speeding motorists around the St Francis national school.

The measures to be implemented include no less than eight different fixtures - with two zebra crossing and six speed ramps.

According to the council the measure will be the L3161 Rock Road between its junction with the Seafield-Wallace Road at its western end and its junction with the Old Golf Links Road to the east.

Fine Gael councillor Maria Doyle who has working on behalf of the Board of Management and the Parents Committee of St Francis School, Blackrock, on securing the traffic calming measures and crossings outside the school, said it has taken quite a bit of work to get to this point and she is delighted that plan has been drawn up.

“Im hoping that the construction won't be delayed because as the school numbers are continually growing, the need becomes greater,” Cllr Doyle said.

Louth Council told the Democrat: “The Council has established that pedestrian crossings facilities and traffic calming measures are warranted on the Rock Road adjacent to St. Francis National School.

“ A preliminary design has been prepared and has been circulated to the members of the Dundalk Municipal Council for their observations. Attached find copy of drawing. It is intended that the works will be completed later in the Summer.

Deputy Declan Breathnach welcomed the council's plan to install the traffic calming measures.

"“The main elements will be: installation of two zebra crossings with Belisha beacons and six speed control ramps,” Deputy Breathnach said.

“Both of these will be an excellent improvement to the safety of pedestrians, school children, and drivers in the area of Blackrock,” Deputy Breathanch said.