4.16 Cllr. Ken Glynn: To ask Mullingar Municipal District to alleviate minor flooding which occurs on wet days just inside the entrance to Oaklawns.
Reply: This was examined after heavy rain and no significant flooding was evident.
4.17 Cllr. Ken Glynn: To ask Mullingar Municipal District to immediately have Mullingar included in the heading of the Westmeath Greenway sign, which is located across the road from Mullingar Railway Station.
Reply: This Westmeath Greenway sign covers the route from Athlone to Meath, as indicated by the heading on the sign. It is located at the entrance to the Greenway across from Mullingar Railway Station. Mullingar is centrally placed on the map and the location is marked with an arrow. It is not proposed to change the sign.
4.18 Cllr. Ken Glynn: To ask Mullingar Municipal District to include Keoltown, Ballinea in the roads budget for next year, as sections of this road are falling into poor repair.
Reply: This cul de sac is in satisfactory condition, having been surface dressed in 2016. It would be expected that this road will not need resurfacing for a number of years.
7.9 Cllr. Ken Glynn: To ask Mullingar Municipal District to engage with the National Transport Authority with a view to establishing a town bus service for Mullingar.
Reply: Mullingar Municipal District are currently engaging with the NTA regarding the provision of a Town Bus service.
7.10 Cllr. Ken Glynn: To ask Mullingar Municipal District to prioritise Road L51442 at Bryanstown, Ballinea for resurfacing works, as his road is once again in poor condition.
Reply: This is a cul de sac in reasonable condition. Resurfacing works can be considered within the limited budget for cul-de-sacs, in the context of the 2018 Estimates.
7.11 Cllr. Ken Glynn: To ask Mullingar Municipal District to outline when road resurfacing works on the Green Road will be carried out, as agreed in this years' Budget.
Reply: Resurfacing works on the Green Road have been completed.
6.11 Cllr. Ken Glynn: To call on Mullingar Municipal District to provide one new public light in Newbrook Grove at a location across from the main green area, as this area is extremely dark at night.
Reply: There is no provision in the public lighting budget for additional lighting. This area will be reviewed in conjunction with the electrical testing programme in future years.
6.12 Cllr. Ken Glynn: To call on Mullingar Municipal District to outline when a roads and footpath refurbishment programme for the Ennell Court area will be put in place, as previously requested.
Reply: Housing has ear-marked further development within the Ennell Court area. Infrastructural improvements associated with same will enhance the area.
10.5 Cllr. Ken Glynn: To call on Mullingar Municipal District to include Ballinea in a pilot scheme for flashing speed limit signs, which may assist in slowing down passing traffic.
Reply: Roads and Transportation have been undertaking a pilot study on the national road network in the Athlone Municipal District in conjunction with TII since 2016. The initial un-validated findings shows that these signs are most effective for the first few weeks and should not be left in place for too long at one location, as leaving them any longer can lead to over-familiarity by drivers and thus detract from their effectiveness. For any pilot study on the non national road network to be effective, any such signs would have to be moveable and a new policy document would have to be put in place with regard to their usage. Any such policy document could form part of a new road safety policy for the entire county.
10.6: Cllr Ken Glynn: To call on Mullingar Municipal District to provide a fund in the next Budget to provide traffic calming measures in residential areas where excessive speed remains an issue, despite the installation of the 30kph speed limit signs.
Reply: Following the recent installation of the 30kph blanket speed limit in residential estates, there is no direct evidence of general speeding. However, this can be considered as part of the 2018 Estimates process.