Lower speed limits in Clonoe and Gortgonis expected to be given go ahead

Cllr Joe O'Neill
Cllr Joe O'Neill

New lower speed limits for the Clonoe and Coalisland areas should be in place soon if they are approved by Mid Ulster Council.

Sinn Fein Torrent councillor, Joe O’Neill, said the issues were due to be ratified by the council’s Environment Committee.

Cllr O’Neill has been liaising with people living in the Clonoe, Gortgonis and Ballygittle Road areas who have requested that measures be taken to lower the speed of vehicles.

“In Clonoe I made the call for the 30mph limit to be implemented immediately, as this is a very busy road. Young children walk to and from the two schools, They regularly cross back and forth over the road to the GAA pitch. So as a result of this meeting it was agreed that from the entry to the Clonoe Community Centre right down to Tessies corner, it will be brought down to 30mph.

“On the Ballygittle and Gortgonis roads, our local Sinn Fein team have been working hard with Transport NI on the issue of road users driving too fast. Again these roads are well used by people out walking and young children walking to get the school bus. It was also widely agreed that these roads also come down from 40 to 30mph, which will in no doubt be welcomed by all who use these roads.”