Warning to motorists as new speed signs are put up on N11

By Sara Gahan

The new 50 km/h speed limit signs on the N11 at Scurlocksbush, Oylegate.
The new 50 km/h speed limit signs on the N11 at Scurlocksbush, Oylegate.

Motorists are being urged to watch out for new 50 km/h speed limit signs erected to facilitate work on the M11 Enniscorthy bypass south of the Cathedral town.

The new speed limit is on a 1.4 kilometre stretch of the N11 which up to recently had a 100 km/h limit, in the townlands of Coolaknickbeg and Scurlocksbush, near Oylegate village on the Enniscorthy side.

Contractors BAM Iridium applied for the speed limit reduction in the interest of road safety and to facilitate the construction of the bypass, which ends north of Oylegate.

While a Road Works Speed Limit Order is temporary, it determines the legal speed limit, so any driver caught exceeding the limit of 50 km/h on the N11 at Scurlocksbush will be liable for a fine and penalty points.

Gardaí were informed of the change and approval was granted by the Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII). The signs will be removed once the bypass is opened in 2019.

David Codd from Wexford County Council said: 'While the Council are responsible for the granting of such speed limits, the responsibility for the appropriate sign design and maintenance of these speed limits lies with the scheme contractors BAM.'

Wexford People