Yet an­other ac­ci­dent at the Rath­mullen Road junc­tion

Drogheda Independent - - THE DIARY -

THERE was an­other bad ac­ci­dent at the no­to­ri­ous Rath­mullen Road junc­tion last week .

That just adds to the tally - un­for­tu­nately an­other statis­tic for Supt An­drew Wat­ters for his quar­terly re­port - of an RTA in the district.

This junc­tion has so many things wrong with it that it de­fies be­lief.

Added to that, per­mis­sion has been granted for an­other de­vel­op­ment close to St Dominick’s Park, so there will be even more ve­hi­cles us­ing this lo­ca­tion in the years ahead.

So the an­swer to all these is­sues seems to be just to leave it - and hope for the best.

I was chat­ting to a man who uses that area quite a lot, Paddy Fee­han, and he makes a great point.

As you come down the Rath­mullen Road and head up the in­cline to the junc­tion, you lose sight of the road to the right for a sec­ond, ex­cept if the ve­hi­cle ap­proach­ing is a truck or bus.

There is a dip away from the junc­tion down to­wards the river.

Can some en­gi­neer not come up with a so­lu­tion to this - apart from ask­ing driv­ers to be care­ful.

Pic­tured above is the junc­tion and a pre­vi­ous ac­ci­dent there. No­tice the dip away from the junc­tion, which is adding to the prob­lems there.

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