Drogheda and East Meath Fianna Fáil Councillor, Stephen McKee, has again raised the need for road safety measures at Colpe at this month’s Council meeting.

McKee said: ‘There have been a number of accidents recently on the Colpe Road close to Southgate Shopping Centre and it is clear that the section of road between the roundabout turn-off and the entrances to Grange Rath estate needs to be made much safer for both drivers and pedestrians.’

‘I am pleased that the Council have responded positively and tell me they are now looking at putting in place a road safety scheme for the Colpe area.’

I recently brought the Road Safety Officer for County Meath, Michael Finnegan, to the area to raise with him serious speeding and road safety issues on our roads. Following this, I am pleased to say that speed limits on the Colpe Road, Donacarney – Mornington Garra Road, School Road Donacarney, the Beamore Road, and the Dublin Road are under review.’

‘I have also asked for additional road safety signage, a safe pedestrian crossing at the Southgate Matthews bus stop, and Garda Speed checks on all these roads. I am actively working alongside Meath County Council and the Road Safety Officer to try and improve road safety for our area’ concluded McKee.