Park and share facilties at Ardee link road as a matter of safety
THE plight of commuters in the mid Louth region is under the spotlight as a local election candidate is calling for better facilities to cater for those making daily commutes to Dubliln.
Mid Louth Fianna Fáil candidate John Sheridan is calling for Louth County Council to investigate providing safe ‘park and share’ facilities along the M1 as a road safety measure, particularly at the Junction 14, M1/N33 Ardee Link Road junction where scores of cars park on a daily basis.
“Every day we see dozens of commuters parking their cars along the Charleville interchange of the Ardee Link road and the M1 as they car-pool to commute to Dublin, “says John, who is running alongside former town councillor Fintan Malone in May of this year.
“I feel the Ardee link road is a particular priority as you have a significant amount of trucks and HGVs passing by daily posing a risk to locals of collisions or injury while parking their cars.”
The Dromiskin man says local commuters who are being conscious of the environment and carpooling should not have to worry as to the safety of their cars while at work.
“We know neighbouring councils, like Newry, Mourne and Down have ‘park and share’ facilities at Sheepbridge in Newry and it works very well. I feel this junction should be a particular priority,” he says.
Fianna Fail candidate John Sheridan at M1 / N33 Ardee Link Road