Traffic calming measures planned for Renmore and Knocknacarra

Galway daily news Traffic lights at UHG out of action until next week

Galway City Council has announced plans for traffic calming upgrades to roads in Renmore and Knocknacarra to make them safer for pedestrians.

Upgrade works are planned for Ballyloughane Road and Renmore Avenue on the east side of the city, and Clybaun Road south in Knocknacarra.

Both areas will see a significant number of raised junction entries, traffic light controlled pedestrian crossings, and inline bus stops installed along the roads in question.

The Clybaun Road’s junction with Shangort Road will be upgraded to a traffic light controlled junction, including for new pedestrian crossings.

In Renmore, traffic lights will be installed at the junctions of Ballyloughane Road/Private Road (to Gaelscoil Dara), Ballyloughane Rd/Renmore Avenue, and Renmore Av/Renmore Rd.

These will include traffic light controlled pedestrian crossings on all arms of the road junctions.

School Zone markings and other traffic interventions will be placed by Gaelscoil Dara and Scoil Caitríona.

Speed ramps are to be installed on the Ballyloughane Road, south of the railway, and three non-light controlled pedestrian crossings will also be installed.

Ancillary works in both areas will include Kerb Realignment, Pavement Works, Landscaping, Public Lighting, footway renewals, traffic signs, and road markings.

These traffic calming measures are similar to what is being proposed for Doughiska Road South, along with Canal Street Upper and Lower in the city centre.

Drawings and maps of the proposed upgrades will be available for public inspection at city hall during business hours until November 25.

Drawings are also available for inspection on the Galway City Council website: or

Observations and submissions in respect of the proposed upgrade should be made through an online form via Active Travel, emailed to, or in writing and addressed to Mr. Uinsinn Finn, A/Director of Services, Transportation & Planning, Yeats College Annex, College Road, Galway before 4pm on November 25.