Enhanced Safety Measures For Mogeely Village

By Seamus Whelehan

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Residents living in an estate just 150 yards from a playground, have resorted to driving their children to the play area.
The residents of Glan Fia, Mogeely, regularly see high volumes of traffic using the road that cuts through their village to avoid road works in Killeagh and Castlemartyr.
Cllrs told the East Cork Municipality this week that there will be a serious loss of life or limb if something isn’t done soon.
Cllr Noel Collins told the Executive he had written to a number of State Bodies to have the issue addressed.
The Independent Cllr said the Department of the Environment, the Road Safety Authority and Transport Infrastructure Ireland had all promised to report back “but the question is when?” he said.
Cllr Collins said the only positive feedback he received was from Superintendent Colm Noonan, who said he had referred the matter to the Midleton Roads Policing Unit to ensure the area is monitored.
Independent Cllr Mary Linehan Foley said “it's an accident waiting to happen. They are bombing on the road coming out of Mogeely.”
She said signage must be erected to slow traffic down.
Sinn Féin Cllr Danielle Twomey said “Speed is an issue within the Glan Fia Estate, with a number of near misses from kids playing on the road.”
Senior Engineer Cork Roads, Dave Clarke, said it the Estate has been taken in charge by Cork County Council and he would look at erecting a "Children At Play" sign.
He said if the development has not transferred to the Local Authority, the safety measure would be the responsibility of the developer of the Estate.
Mr Clarke, however, said that with regard to speeding vehicles through the village he would install two repeater speed signs, one at Páirc an Aonaigh with a second located near the new cemetery in Killeagh.
The Senior Engineer said that following the extension of planning at Páirc an Aonaigh last year it would be good if the developer could extend the road boundary sooner rather than later.

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