Traffic concerns at Ballymoney

By Dan Walsh

Concerns about road safety in Ballymoney have been raised on social media in a statement issued by Ballymoney Kildermot Development Group following a recent good spell of weather that has seen an increase in families with young children out and about enjoying a walk.

Traffic calming outside Ballymoney village.

“We saw a big increase in traffic especially at the crossroads and the shop area. The new unfinished footpath leading down from Kildermot steers people straight into oncoming traffic and on the opposite side drivers are blind to walkers coming up the New Line. As you go towards the shop walkers are forced into a tiny margin of grass as cars overtake parked cars.

“We have been campaigning for a pathway and other road safety measures for some time now, but once again we have been told there is no additional funding for works on the footpath in Ballymoney under this year’s Active Travel allocation.”

The community is asking for support from local public representatives to provoke positive action from Wexford County Council as the lockdown disappears and huge numbers of visitors will be joining with the locals in the popular seaside resort during the busy summer months.

On hot summers’ days in previous years Gardaí were called to alleviate traffic problems in the interest of public safety and to maintain access to emergency vehicles between the village and the beach at Ballymoney.

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