AQW 3189/22-27 – 20mph speed limits at Mid Ulster Schools

Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Infrastructure to detail (i) the schools in Mid Ulster that have a 20mph speed limit in place; and (ii) his Department’s plans to put such schemes in place at other school locations in Mid Ulster.

Minister for Infrastructure: I am pleased to confirm that my Department has implemented part-time 20mph speed limit measures which will benefit the following 18 schools within the Mid Ulster area:

Orritor PS;
Phoenix PS;
Lissan PS;
St Malachy’s PS;
Ballylifford PS;
Woods PS;
St Trea’s PS;
Spires PS;
St Pius X;
St Eoghan’s, Moneyneany;
St Brigid’s, Gulladuff;
Ampertain PS;
Crossroads PS;
Augher Central;
Aughnacloy PS;
St Joseph’s, Galbally;
Edendork PS; and
Aughnamullen PS.

My Department has invested £2million over the past two financial years which will see the introduction of part-time 20mph speed limits that will benefit 215 schools across the North. When all of the tranche 2 sites are fully operational and have had sufficient time to bed in, my Department intends to carry out a review of this work to determine if a further tranche is justified. Until this review is carried out I am not in a position to commit to the installation of part-time 20mph speed limits at any more schools.
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