Ballydrehid Bends Motion to Council
A motion tabled by local councillor Andy Moloney was put before the Tipperary County Council to have sight lines improved at Ballydrehid School was sent to the NRA ( now TII) for investigation. A visit on sight this week by the said Councillor and area engineer to assess the situation confirmed that the area is in need of urgent action. The council had been notified by the Gardai that there were a number of "near misses" in the vicinity and that immediate action was required while the TII make up their mind. A number of suggestions were made and will go for consideration but in the meantime the lowering of the hedge on the Cahir side might increase visibility and awareness of the school. This will also give oncoming traffic a chance to prepare for the busy times of dropping and collecting in the mornings and evenings.Cllr Moloney said that as soon as the contractor is available the stretch along the N24 will be cut. He would hope that it could start next week. It was disappointing this week that the budget did not take the N24 into consideration for upgrade as its the main vein between Limerick and Waterford and an important road in the regional network.This road has been ignored by several governments and now the TII are dragging their heels on improvements while parents and children are at high risk of an accident.Suggestions have been put before the relevant bodies so hopefully some if these can be completed to make it safe.