Funding approved for traffic lights at dangerous Frenchpark junction

Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) has this week given the go-ahead for traffic lights to be installed at a dangerous junction in Frenchpark.

Sinn Féin TD Claire Kerrane, who had been campaigning for safety measures at the junction, which has been the site of a number of accidents in recent years, welcomed the news on Tuesday.

“The junction at Frenchpark has been a safety issue for as long as I can remember and the need for action has been talked about for decades,” Deputy Kerrane said.

“There have been several incidents at this junction over many years. I am proud to announce that Transport Infrastructure Ireland, who I have been engaging with about this junction since my election, have approved funding for traffic lights”.

The announcement comes following a feasibility study which was undertaken by Roscommon County Council. The Sinn Féin TD has now called on the local authority to carry out works as soon as possible.

“It is now over to the council to prepare the design and advance the project to construction.

“I urge Roscommon County Council to design the necessary plans for this in consultation with residents and businesses near the junction to ensure construction can go ahead as soon as possible and at long last,” Deputy Kerrane concluded.