New speed calming sign to be installed in Ramelton

By Dionne Meehan

RAMELTON’S first radar speed sign is set to be installed in the town on Friday, May 17.

The installation comes after residents and businesses in the town voiced “serious” speeding concerns.


“Delighted” to have the traffic calming measure installed, Cllr Pauric McGarvey said it had been a “long time coming”.

“I have been in the Council since February 2023 and one of the main concerns raised is the traffic problems in Ramelton.

“Residents from Coylin Court and Bridge End have been in contact with me about these issues and I have been raising them at meetings and working alongside engineers.

“I was delighted that I was able to use my Member’s Infrastructure Fund to buy a flashing speed sign for the top of the Bridge End in Ramelton,” he said.

Costing €4,000, this sign will instantly display a driver’s speed on approach.

It will act as a visual reminder to motorists of their current speed compared to the posted limit.

In turn, this will help drivers become more aware of their actions and encourage them to reduce their speed.


However, Cllr McGarvey insists this is “only the start” of the measures that are needed.

“There will be more to come. If I am elected in June, I wish to continue working on these infrastructure issues and working for the people of the electoral area and bringing their concerns to the Council.

“I would like to thank the residents of Coylin Court and Bridge End for their patience and also the local businesses who also have serious concerns.

“This is only a slight improvement to what is needed- but it’s a start.

“I have worked hard to get this done but happy that I have delivered on your concerns made to me as your local Councillor,” Cllr McGarvey concluded.

Independent candidate in the Milford Electoral Area, Declan Meehan, had also called for traffic calming measures in Ramelton, including a radar speed recognition sign.

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