Cycle Lane on Limerick Road, Speed Ramps for St. John’s Park

Cllr. Bobby O’Connell at St. John’s Park where speed ramps are to be set on foot of his motion at the recent Castleisland – Corca Dhuibhne Municipal District meeting. ©Photograph: John Reidy
Cllr. O’Connell pictured on the path of the proposed cycle lane on Limerick Road discussed at the recent Castleisland – Corca Dhuibhne Municipal District meeting. ©Photograph: John Reidy

Limerick Road and its environs are getting quite a bit of Kerry County Council attention lately.

Around the middle of last month, Cllr. Bobby O’Connell was first off the mark with the news that the badly deteriorating stretch of road from Hartnett’s Corner to the football field was to get a new and long awaited surface.

Planners and Road Markers

Sensibly, and while they’re at it, Cllr. O’Connell has also asked the council planners and road marking team to consider marking out a cycle lane between the same two points.

And St. John’s Park, the almost 30 year old council estate off the soon to be pampered Limerick Road, is also to get a dose of that attention.

Traffic calming measures of the speed ramp variety are to be installed or put down.

Road Safety Markings

The entrance / exit is to get the figure 7 treatment to re-establish the centre of the road and to indicate the yield point for cyclists and motorists venturing out onto Limerick Road.

Cllr. O’Connell’s motion at last Thursday’s virtual meeting of the Castleisland – Corca Dhuibhne Municipal District read as follows:

“That Kerry County Council install traffic calming measures in St John’s Park, Castleisland as a matter of urgency.

“That Kerry County Council provide a cycle lane from the town to Desmonds GAA pitch with the allocation recently announced.

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