Slane has a medieval bridge and an 18th century
road carrying 21st century articulated traffic…
The only long-term solution to the
ongoing traffic problem in Slane
is the construction of the bypass.

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30kmph speed limit for Slane
September 2009

A review of speed limits in the county has recently been undertaken by Meath County Council and Councillors have voted to reduce speed limits in the Slane Village area.

Meath County Council invited submissions on this matter to have been submitted by 6th November. The Bypass Slane Campign made a submission supporting themeasure in principle, one of only two which was received by the Infrastructure section of the council.

The Bypass Slane Campaign strongly welcomes the proposal to introduce this measure as we believe, if implemented fully in conjunction with other proposed measures, it will help to improve road safety in Slane for residents and other road users.

The success of the measure depends largely on its implementation by the Gardaí and we hope that they will be sufficiently resourced to maximise its effectiveness. The Bypass Slane Campaign regards policing as being essential as there may be resistance among some road users in adhering to the new limits which could add further to the dangers to road users in the village.

The Bypass Slane Campaign remains strongly of the opinion that the ultimate solution to the road safety problems in Slane is the construction of the promised bypass and the banning of HGVs from the village and expect that work towards this goal will continue as a priority.

A pdf version of the submission may be viewed HERE.

A Draft version of the report proposing changes in speed limits Road Traffic (Special Speed Limits) (Slane) County of Meath Bye-Laws (No.2) 2009, can be accessed HERE.

See related article in the Irish Times

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Contact us at bypassslanecampaign@gmail.com

Bypass Slane Campaign, c/o Slane Community Forum, The Village Inn, Slane, Co. Meath.