Safety call at the Well

Mid Louth Independent - - NEWS - By HUBERT MUR­PHY

RUM­BLE strips ei­ther side of New­foundwell bridge are badly needed to slow down traf­fic pass­ing up and down the Ter­mon­feckin Road.

That’s the view of lo­cal coun­cil­lors who are seek­ing ur­gent works at the lo­ca­tion.

‘The Ter­mon­feckin Road - for its en­tire length - is dan­ger­ous. Two pedes­trian cross­ings have been added and that has done some­thing to slow traf­fic,’ Cllr Oliver Tully stated.

‘But the area at the bridge has been an is­sue and it needs rum­ble strips. It’s a dou­ble bend.’

Cllr Kevin Cal­lan agreed. ‘When mo­torists get through the lights, they put the foot down at The Glen.’

He also urged that yel­low boxes at Col­lege Rise and West­court be added.

The is­sue was raised at last week’s meet­ing by Cllr Pio Smith af­ter wit­ness­ing speed­ing un­der the bridge.

‘One per­son was knocked down and the school has a large pop­u­la­tion.’

Ken­neth Flood said speed­ing was a big­ger is­sue in the late even­ing while Paul Bell and Frank God­frey both backed safety mea­sures.

‘It is one of the busiest stretches in Drogheda with a lot of cy­clists.

Tommy Byrne de­scribed it as a ‘lethal road’.

Louth County Coun­cil will check to see if speed sur­veys have been car­ried out in re­cent times and if not, may use a traf­fic counter to de­ter­mine their next ac­tion.

Main pic­ture: A pre­vi­ous in­ci­dent on the New­foundwell Road.

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