MOST DAN­GER­OUS ROUND­ABOUT IN IRE­LAND - HERE!

What is the present bill for re­pair of ‘Hill of Rath’ round­about signs?

Drogheda Independent - - NEWS -

I HAVE been keep­ing a close eye on the Hill of Rath round­about - the one you meet as you come off the M1 on the north­side of Drogheda and lead­ing to the M1 Re­tail Park. But wait no longer! When is some­one in author­ity, be that the coun­cil or the na­tional roads body, go­ing to take a se­ri­ous hard look at this lo­ca­tion and do some­thing about it be­fore some­one is killed.

I’m not sure if it’s a de­sign is­sue or just pure vol­ume of traf­fic, but the amount of near misses and dam­age done to sig­nage in this area is in­cred­i­ble.

The Hill of Rath round­about sign - and that’s on all ap­proaches - seems to be con­stantly in tat­ters from ve­hi­cles hit­ting it.

And not only that, they are on the round­about, so some­body has driven right through the junc­tion and mounted the grass !

On the re­tail park side, I’ve just seen two badly dam­aged poles for ages, with no sign.

On the side com­ing from the Rose­hall round­about, I’ve of­ten seen tyre tracks right through the green area, tak­ing sign and ev­ery­thing else with it.

Not so long ago a car was parked up fur­ther down the road with the front smashed in where it had hit the sign.

I won­der how many times does this have to hap­pen be­fore some­body asks the ques­tion ‘ ‘what’s up with this round­about?’

Does it need rum­ble strips on all ap­proaches, heav­ier sig­nage to warn drivers?

It needs ac­tion and that must come quickly.

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