Dan­ger­ous junc­tion onto N17 is a ‘cause for con­cern’

The Sligo Champion - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

CLLR Dara Mul­vey is again call­ing on Sligo County Coun­cil and the TII {Trans­port In­fra­struc­ture Ire­land} to re-ex­am­ine the re­cently con­structed build out works at the Tem­ple­house road L1603 -N17 Junc­tion.

He said: “In in the last two weeks alone two fur­ther ac­ci­dents have oc­curred here with one mo­torist hav­ing to be cut out of the ve­hi­cle. I have been con­tacted by and meet with nu­mer­ous mo­torists who have ex­pressed con­cern about this new junc­tion lay­out which prior to this work was al­ready a dan­ger­ous cross­ing point but since re­cent work s by the TII it ap­pears to be far more dan­ger­ous ex­it­ing onto the very busy N17 now. “The N17 is an ex­tremely busy road with thou­sands of ve­hi­cles us­ing it daily from the North­west to the West. Lo­cal and vis­it­ing mo­torists are find­ing it in­creas­ingly dif­fi­cult to get safely across and onto this stretch of road at the Tem­ple house junc­tion due to poor sight lines and vis­i­bil­ity and due to the ex­ces­sive speed of on com­ing traf­fic.

The ex­ist­ing sig­nage needs to be ad­dressed also. “Lo­cal res­i­dents are in fear ev­ery time they have to exit at and some are hav­ing to de­tour onto to other roads to get out safely onto the N17 which is not ac­cept­able. At a meet­ing of the Coun­cil ear­lier this year I high­lighted this same is­sue and was in­formed by se­nior roads en­gi­neer that an in­de­pen­dent au­dit of this lo­ca­tion would be car­ried out. I am call­ing on he TII and Coun­cil to look ur­gently at this junc­tion,” Cllr Mul­vey said.

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