Woodville Estate, Ballina. Photo: Google Maps

Traffic study rules out speed bumps at Mayo estate despite concerns

An appeal to install speed bumps or traffic calming measures at the entrance to a housing estate in Ballina is unlikely to be successful at this stage.

The matter was highlighted by local Councillor Mark Duffy following persistent requests from residents.

The estate in question is Woodville, and senior engineer Orla Bourke said a speed detector survey was carried out on traffic movements within the estate in recent years, the findings of which showed that speeds did not require implementation of traffic calming measures.

She continued: “The existing layout of the estate does not allow vehicles to travel at speed due to the location of junctions, which have the effect of reducing speed due to traffic movements.”

However, Ms. Bourke said she would undertake an additional speed detector survey in order to determine current actual speeds to compare with the initial survey.