Confusion at dangerous junction in County Limerick town

first_imgAdvertisement Email Previous articleConcert setting for Mozart’s Magic FluteNext articleTrumpet supremo Morris Northcutt for Cathedral concert Alan Jacques Twitter Facebook Michael Murphy at the speed activated traffic sign at Nelson’s CrossTRAFFIC calming measures at an accident blackspot in Castleconnell are causing total confusion.And Fine Gael local election candidate for Limerick City East, Michael Murphy is concerned that this confusion could lead to further serious accidents or fatalities at Nelson’s Cross.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The first-time local election candidate believes that the traffic calming measures introduced at the cross are confusing for motorists.“There has been one fatality and a number of accidents at this junction over the years. Two recent accidents saw one car end up on its roof and another end on its side,” Mr Murphy, a native of Gouig, Castleconnell, explained.Mr Murphy who ran a successful passenger transport business in Castleconnell supporting the local community for many years, explained why the new traffic calming measures are causing confusion.“A vehicle activated sign installed last year is set at 50km per hour. But motorists only become aware of this when you exceed this limit. The road markings either side of this junction on the R525 show the speed at 60km in both directions so everyone is confused. I am asking the council to clarify what is the limit? Is it 60km or 50km? People need to know.“The next Junction R525/L1105 (Skehan’s Cross) has a speed limit from both directions of 50km. People are of the opinion that 50km should also apply to Nelson’s Cross as it is seen as a far more dangerous junction,” he added.He is also calling for the realignment of an ESB Pole at Nelson’s Cross, which he says will help improve visibility at the junction. Patrickswell women get to the heart of the matter Limerick Senator has beef with meat industry Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Enterprise Support Grant should include older self-employed peoplecenter_img TAGSLimerick CountyLocal Elections 2019politicpoliticsTransport NewsCommunityPoliticsConfusion at dangerous junction in County Limerick townBy Alan Jacques – May 12, 2019 731 WhatsApp Jenny Blake | #WeAreLimerick episode 46 Print Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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