Traffic calming measures announced for local Primary School 

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Friday, November 15th, 2019

Slieve Gullion Sinn Féin Councillor Oonagh Magennis has confirmed that the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) will provide red textured patches and 30mph roundels at the 30mph speed limit signs outside the local St Laurence O Toole Primary School in Belleeks.

Speaking to Newry Times, the local Councillor stated, “Following sustained lobbying from the Belleeks Community Association and myself about traffic calming measures needed for outside the local Primary School, the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) has agreed to provide red textured patches and 30mph roundels at the 30mph speed limit signs.

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“There will also be red textured patches with ‘Slow’ markings at the School Patrol signs, and yellow Zigzags and ‘Keep Clear’ markings across the school entrance.”



The Sinn Féin representative continued, “These are welcome developments. I also have requested the Department of Education erect ‘Entrance’ and ‘Exit’ signage at the two school gates which will allow pupil ‘drop-offs’ to flow more smoothly.”

Thanking the Community Association and the Principal, staff, parents and pupils of St Laurence O’Toole Primary School for their work in highlighting the safety concerns, Councillor Magennis said, “Our request for Amber Flashing Approach lights to the School is also to take place.



“We will continue to work together to address further issues of concern. Meanwhile I urge motorists to  drive sensibly and safely going through the village, particularly in the vicinity of the School.”



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