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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Meath County Council announce range of traffic saftey measures for Slane Village.
September 2009

We understand from Meath County Council and from local councillors the following:
a 30km/h speed limit is proposed; there will be provision of 400m of high-friction anti-skid surface in the centre of the village; speed cameras are proposed (but depend on Garda resources); flashing speed warning signs; enhanced signage; some form of ‘stop mechanism’ is being considered for the northern side of the village to reduce traffic speed approaching the steep downhill section of the N2 from the school to the bridge.

It is unclear as to what action will, in fact, be taken in the village. We await full clarification from Meath County Council officials.

Broadly speaking, we welcome the fact that the Council are finally carrying out remedial works in the village. Our position very much remains: the bypass is the only viable long-term solution to the problem, but any interim measures to reduce the risk are to be welcomed. We look forward to meeting with council officials to discuss in detail the plans that they propose to implement in the short to medium term. We hope that these measures will have the desired effect and make a realistic impact on road safety preventing further collisions, injuries and deaths.

Full story in the Meath Chronicle Sept 17 2009

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