New traffic management plan for Cleggan

    Galway Bay fm newsroom – A new traffic management plan for the popular tourist village of Cleggan in Connemara will be put in place this summer.
    The plan was drawn up by County Council exectutives, before being put on public display.
    20 submissions were received, and after analysis of these submissions, the plan was amended.
    The new Cleggan traffic management plan centers around the provision of a new car park on the Clifden side of the village at a cost of around 350 thousand euro.
    The 5 euro per day facility will have spaces for up to 80 cars, and will provide up to 30 reserved parking spaces for Inishbofin residents.
    The council is currently seeking a contractor to provide a footpath from the new car park into the village.
    Connemara area councillors will discuss the bylaws for the new carpark in the coming months – the bylaws will then go on public display.
    In Cleggan village, a 2-hour parking limit will apply between 11.30am and 6pm.
    Parking will also be prohibited on the piers – but designated loading, drop-off and bus turning bays will be provided.
    There will also be limited parking provided at the Head of the Pier for regular harbour users.
    Seperate parking permits will be available through the council for the Head of the Pier, for residents of the village and for Inishbofin residents.
    Delivery vehicles will be restricted to the loading bay at the back of Oliver’s Bar to prevent obstructions on the main street.
    Senior Engineer Evan Molloy says the traffic management plan and new car park will go some way to accommodate the yearly influx of visitors to the village.