A section of the N60 at Breaffy village.

Reduced speed limit in Mayo village welcomed

THE community of Breaffy, Castlebar, has welcomed the implementation of reduced speed limits in the village.

Effective from today (Thursday), the speed limit from the N5 flyover to Breaffy GAA pitch will change from 100kph to 80kph. Signage to demonstrate this has been erected.

It has been confirmed by Mayo County Council that when Breaffy National School reopens at the end of August, there will be a speed limit of 60kph at school opening and closing times together with a warning lights system.

Breaffy Community Council has campaigned for speed reductions on this road for the past five years.

“We are delighted that these limits have now been introduced,” said Martin Reddington, chairman of Breaffy Community Council.

“This road has a history of accidents and it was the fundamental objective of the community council to assist in a resolution and thankfully we have made tremendous progress in this regard.”

He also stated that Mayo County Council have recently issued CPO notification to residents and landowners who will be affected by a walking/cycling lane that will go from the N5 flyover to Breaffy Post Office. On completion of the CPO process, it is planned to commence works which will include the development of the pathway, four pedestrian crossings and the closure of the hard shoulders between the two entrances to Breaffy House.

Mr. Reddington expressed his thanks to all who have assisted in progress to date, in particular the members of the community council, Mayo County Council, Transport Infrastructure Ireland, local councillors and Deputy Alan Dillon for their unwavering support with the project.