Local TD Denis Naughten has welcomed the allocation of funding to improve road safety and reduce the number of accidents at six dangerous locations in County Roscommon.
Works are about to commence on realignment and improved traffic calming at the cross roads in Frenchpark Village, which was again the location of a recent serious accident. The works will initially be on a temporary basis with a view to putting them on a permanent footing, if found to be successful in reducing accidents at the junction.
A sum of €350,000 has just been approved to improve a dangerous section of the very busy Elphin to Carrick-on-Shannon road between Killukin and Cortober.
Funding has also been allocated to improve the safety on the Athlone-Ballyforan road at the Culleenirwan Junction (€35,000) and to improve the sightlines on the Curraghboy-Four Roads Junction at Caltrabeg, which has been extremely busy since the closure of the Curraghboy-Rahara road as a result of flooding (€20,000).
An allocation of €30,000 has been provided to remove a pinch point on the Croghan to 4P’s road at The Hermitage and €25,000 to improve sightlines at a cul-de-sac, T Junction at Drumacoo, Ballaghaderreen.
“While the sums of money involved in most instances are small, the objective is to try to improve the road safety at these locations in order to reduce the risk of further accidents,” concluded Denis Naughten.