Anthony Moore stands in the middle of Congress Avenue to illustrate how narrow it is. Thankfully he didn't do this at peak traffic times or we could have been one candidate down in this election.
Anthony Moore, Fianna Fáil’s Drogheda Urban local election candidate, has called on Louth Co. Council to place speed bumps on Congress Avenue and Priest's Lane, which is being used by drivers as a short cut to avoid delays caused by traffic lights at the Duleek Street / Platin Road junction.
Speaking to Drogheda Life, Moore said: “Residents in Congress Avenue and Priest's Lane have contacted me to say that their road is being used as a ‘rat run’ by motorists who are trying to avoid the lights at the junction of Platin Road and Duleek Street.
“They fly up Priest's Lane, turn into Congress Avenue and then make their way onto the Platin Road from there, and vice versa.
“At peak traffic times Congress Avenue, a very narrow street, is chock-a-block with speeding cars whose drivers pay no heed to local residents or their children, who play in the street and use it to go to and from school.
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“One woman told me her grandson was knocked down recently by a car. Thankfully his injuries were not serious, but it is only a matter of time before someone else is not so lucky, so it is time to act now."
Moore is now calling on the Council to put speed bumps on Congress Avenue and Priest's Lane.
"The key thing is to slow these drivers down and speed bumps will do the job” he said. “It would not cost much money and would vastly improve quality of life for residents in Congress Avenue and Priest's Lane at peak traffic hours.”