Park and share facil­ties at Ardee link road as a mat­ter of safety

Drogheda Independent - - NEWS -

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

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