Carrick Town Council put a stop to STOP sign

A Carrick-on-Suir councillor’s campaign to get an extra stop sign erected in the town centre has been rejected by Town Council management.

A Carrick-on-Suir councillor’s campaign to get an extra stop sign erected in the town centre has been rejected by Town Council management.

Cllr Sylvia Cooney-Sheehan tabled a motion at the Council’s recent meeting calling for a stop sign at the Old Bridge end of Bridge Street to give right of way to traffic travelling on the quay. She said a car travelling down Bridge St. nearly struck her vehicle as she edged from the Quay onto the street to get a better view.

Town Engineer Eoin Powell replied that both approach roads to the Old Bridge along the quay have stop signs in place to give priority to Bridge Street at peak traffic flow times for traffic coming from Main Street to minimise congestion on Main St. It was contrary to good design standards to install stop signs at all three roads.