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Monday, 30th January 2023

Tolan calls for removal of old signs littering local roads

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Every time a new road or some other item of public infrastructure is built huge ugly signs listing the contactors and Council involved are erected.

These signs, which serve no apparent purpose whatsoever, are inherently ugly and the longer they remain by the roadside gathering moss and grime, the uglier they get. They are a total waste of money, a blot on the landscape and can also constitute an accident hazard.

Now East Meath Fine Gael Councillor Sharon Tolan has called on Meath County Council to audit and remove all out of date road signage highlighting funding for infrastructural projects. 

Tolan raised the issue at the monthly meeting of the Laytown-Bettystown Municipal District where the Area Engineer agreed the issue needed to be addressed.

"These signs are literally decades out of date and serve no purpose whatsoever” Tolan said.

To illustrate her point Councillor Tolan was photographed between two signs on the R150, Duleek to Julianstown Road, a contract that was completed in 2008!

“We are spending a considerable amount of taxpayer’s money on wonderful Public Realm Plans across the county of Meath and all the while these signs are a blight on our local environment and are nothing but litter” she added. 

“It is high time we addressed this and removed those that are no longer required."

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