Category Archives: Kildalkey

Kildalkey, Co. Meath

Special Speed Limit Bye Laws – Kildalkey Village Submission

As part of the Special Speed Limit Bye Laws review I have made a submisstion for Kildalkey.

  • Kildalkey Village – Vehicles entering/exiting the village at high speed.
  • Kildalkey -Trim Road – At bridge over Trimblestown River.

The review will take place over the coming months. The review will be carried out in accordance with the ‘Guidelines for Setting and Managing Speed Limits In Ireland’ published by the Dept of Transport, Tourism and Sport.

UPDATE: Due to changes by the department Meath County Council has this review on hold. The review will continue when the department issues guideance.

Road Sweeper – Trim Municipal District 2021

The following dates have been arranged for sweeps of the villages in Trim Municipal District:

SummerhillMonday 22nd March 2021
LongwoodTuesday 23rd March 2021
ClonardTuesday 23rd March 2021
RathmolyonTuesday 23rd March 2021
BallivorWednesday 24th March 2021
KildalkeyWednesday 24th March 2021
EnfieldThursday 25th March 2021
Enfield/Ring RoadFriday 26th March 2021

Update on Public Lighting at Kildalkey National School

A tele-conference meeting was held on the 12th  March last between the Kenny Lyons Architects, Leamore (Contractor for St. Dympna’s National School Kildalkey) and the MCC Public Lighting Section to agree the cost for completion of the works by Leamore. The following was proposed:

MCC would make provision in its Capital Plan in the amount of €22,500 towards the cost of the public lighting works

MCC would provide 12 No. public lighting heads/lanterns to Leamore for the public lighting (MCC could source these lanterns  at a more competitive price through its maintenance contract)

Kenny Lyons would revert to the school/Department of Education to fund the remaining balance of  the Contractor’s  quotation to complete the works in the amount of €11,858.

Kenny Lyons Architects have advised that they were in contact with the Department just prior to the commencement of the current COVID 19 restrictions and that verbal agreement was given to fund the balance of the monies as set out above.

When the current COVID-19 restrictions with respect to travel and construction works are reviewed by the Government,  Leamore may be in a position to advise and agree on a start date and programme for the works with Kenny Lyons Architects.

The Council understand that the ESB are progressing with preparing a work order for the electrical services diversion works required (note: some ESB works may be affected by current COVID19 restrictions also).

Kildalkey to Trim Road (Local Road L-4013) – Notice of Motion

Notice of Motion

For the Trim MD to carry out a survey and present a report, with costings and other relevant proposals to the elected members on the Trim – Kildalkey road. The survey should include, but not limited to the following points: Road Marking, Alignment, Speed Limits, Road Safety and other points deemed relevant by an engineer should be included.

Kildalkey to Trim – Speed Statistics

The VAS sign is located on the L-4022, Kildalkey Road, Trim and is indicated in red on the above map. The sign records the number of vehicles and the speed at which they are travelling in an easterly direction towards Trim.

Speed Count – Kildalkey / Trim Road

L-4022 – Kildalkey Road (Inbound) Trim – Report.

Summary: During this period of monitoring, 83% of vehicles were recorded driving above the 50km/h speed limit. The fastest vehicle was traveling at 126km/h at 19:18 on Tuesday 14th August.

Recommendations: It is recommended that the Gardai are notified of this traffic data. Gardai enforcement is required to ensure that drivers do not exceed the 50km/h speed limit

Kildalkey Village – Winter Gritting Route

Expand Winter Gritting Routes

Meath County Council Ordinary Meeting
5th March 2018, Council Chamber

9 Notice of Motion
9.2 Submitted by Councillor Trevor Golden


“The members of Meath County Council call on the Transport SPC to investigate the use of feeder hoopers (fixed & mobile) at various locations throughout the county to better utilise existing resources and, where appropriate, expand the gritting routes. If the SPC deems the proposal feasible, a proposal for full adoption be brought before the council. This is an attempt to address the problems highlighted to Councillors at the previous review of the gritting routes.”

5th March 2018, Council Chamber
9 Notice of Motion
9.2 Submitted by Councillor Trevor Golden

The members of Meath County Council call on the Transport SPC to investigate the use of feeder hoopers (fixed & mobile) at various locations throughout the county to better utilise existing resources and, where appropriate, expand the gritting routes. If the SPC deems the proposal feasible, a proposal for full adoption be brought before the council. This is an attempt to address the problems highlighted to Councillors at the previous review of the gritting routes.

Supporting Information subject to the motion being proposed, seconded and considered. The Winter Maintenance Plan represents the best prioritised extent of coverage based on road classification, historic weather data, average daily traffic counts, and available funding.A review of the winter gritting network takes place at the end of each season setting out any issues encountered during that period. A full review was presented to the Transportation SPC in 2017. It was agreed that certain parameters should be considered and a criteria for including any new roads set out in a policy document, which was subsequently approved by the Council.The Transportation SPC will include the proposal in the above motion, for investigation, in its review of the Winter Maintenance Plan for 2017/2018 at the end of the current season.

Link to Minutes on Meath County Council

Notice of Question – Contractors to grit public roads?

Meath County Council Ordinary Meeting 3rd October 2016.

8 Notice of Question
8.2 Submitted by Councillor Trevor Golden

“Are any systems/polices in place to allow the use of contractors to grit public roads?”

Response
There is a Winter Gritting Review Sub Group (a Sub Group of the Transportation
Strategic Policy Committee) meeting on Thursday 29th September and an SPC meeting
on the 13th October to review and discuss the 2016/2017 Winter Maintenance
programme. Systems/polices regarding the use of contractors to salt public roads shall
form part of these discussions.