Concerns raised over ‘dangerous’ local road

Residents have raised serious concerns over winter driving conditions on a local road, just off the N61 in Roscommon town, following a number of minor accidents in the area in recent years.

  Motorists living in the area say a section of the L1802, which joins the N61, the main Roscommon to Boyle route, has seen a number of incidents due to slippery winter conditions. 

  In particular, residents have highlighted surfaces approaching the roundabout linking the L1802 and the N61 and have called on Roscommon County Council to grit this section of the road to prevent a major accident. 

  Cllr. Anthony Waldron told the Roscommon People this week that a review of road surfaces in Oran and at the L1802 had been carried out.

  “Reports are due soon on these road surfaces following road works on the N60 and N61. I do realise the seriousness of this and it’s something I have raised a number of times,” he said. 

  The issue of gritting local roads was discussed previously at a meeting of Roscommon County Council in December of last year following a motion placed by Cllr. Waldron. 

  At the time, the Council confirmed its Winter Service Plan is reviewed on an annual basis but that it was necessary to prioritise vital and strategic routes in the county. It said funding did not allow for more roads to be added to the plan and that it could not grit roads on an “ad-hoc” basis.