Accident waiting to happen – Deputy Dillon

Mayo Fine Gael TD Alan Dillon has highlighted to Minister of State Hildergarde Naughton, who has responsibility for road transport, the slow progress around the Breaffy N60 speed reduction campaign.

Deputy Dillon said “it was understood that the TII were working with an external consultancy group back in early March to conduct a feasibility study on the Breaffy N60 speed reduction where the speed limit on the N60 in Breaffy village is currently 100kmh and must be reduced to 60kmh. This report was severely impact by Covid19 and conducted later in Autumn. From speaking to local community residents, parents, businesses and teachers they have all expressed their frustration in the long-awaited publication of the Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) consultant’s report.

“I submitted a recent parliamentary question to the Minister and pressed the urgent need for this report to be published at its earliest opportunity. Deputy Dillon added “I have also been in contact with Mr. Paul Dolan, Head of Roads at Mayo County Council who has informed me that this report won’t be finalised until mid-December.
“This road is extremely busy, between St. Johns National school which accommodates 500+ students, the GAA pitch, housing estates and businesses that occupy the village, there is a serious risk of a tragic road accident every day that the speed is left at 100kmh” concluded Dillon.