A village in Laois could be set to receive new road safety measures for traffic control.
Ballaghmore, Borris-in-Ossory, was the subject of discussion for new amber signs, digital speed signs, rumble strips and road markings at the latest Borris-in-Ossory/Mountmellick municipal district meeting.
Councillor John King raised the motion to create traffic control of patrons attending the school and local shop in the village.
“It’s a busy little village,” said cllr King. He also spoke of moving a digital speed screen from another area to decrease speed going through Ballaghmore.
“Even for the short-term, if we just put in a digital screen there so that people can see we’re doing something.
“It’s so important to do something there to prevent an accident,” he stated.
“There was money spent there a number of years ago on the Roscrea road. Obviously we need to extend this down to the Gaelscoil,” added cllr Brendan Phelan.
The motion was seconded by cllr James Kelly.