New traffic plan for Gowran

A new Traffic plan is to be implemented in the Fair Green area in the centre of Gowran. The new traffic layout is being implemented to improve sight lines for traffic exiting the Fair Green.

A new Traffic plan is to be implemented in the Fair Green area in the centre of Gowran. The new traffic layout is being implemented to improve sight lines for traffic exiting the Fair Green.

Residents of the Fair Green had proposed the construction of a new exit but Thomastown Area Engineer, Tony Lauhoff said that this proposed exit wouldn’t meet the sight line requirements laid down by the National Roads Authority.

The Fair Green in Gowran joins to the main street through Gowran, the R448. The speed limit on the road is 50kph. In accordance to the NRA the sight line requirement for any road joining a 50kph is a minimum of 70m. The only exit on to the R448 that meets this requirement is the north exit beside Glasrai agus Goodies.

To allow access to Harding Fireplaces a full one way system will no be implemented. Instead the south entrance to the Fair Green only will be restricted to a one way system