Traffic concerns at busy Clonmel roundabout

Cllr Joe Leahy has asked Clonmel Borough Council to examine the traffic management at the entrance to the Showgrounds Shopping Centre following a number of recent accidents at the Showgrounds roundabout.

The Borough Council have already painted double yellow lines on the approaches to the roundabout, following an earlier request by Cllr Leahy who was concerned that the build-up of traffic in the area was aggravated by parked cars near the roundabout.

This was also causing major problems for the local residents.

However, the yellow lines while helpful, did not completely resolve the traffic problems.

In response to his current request, Clonmel Borough Council has agreed to carry out an overall appraisal to investigate long-term proposals for the location.

The Council will also install an LED sign to warn advancing motorists of the pedestrian crossing at the site. It is expected that this sign will be put in place in early 2014.

“There are several traffic management issues at this particular roundabout which badly need to be addressed” said Joe, “I have raised all of them with Clonmel Borough Council and am very pleased that that they are now looking at long-term proposals to resolve what is currently a very dangerous situation.”


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