Kerrane critical of Frenchpark junction plan

Sinn Féin TD Claire Kerrane has criticised Roscommon County Council’s proposal for the N5 junction at Frenchpark, and said further action was needed to make the area safe.

  “Unfortunately, the Council’s proposal for a small number of bollards at the junction along the road on the Ballaghaderreen side is not enough,” she said.

  “I have repeatedly raised the need for traffic lights to ensure the safety of all road users. I have engaged with the Head of Road Safety at Transport Infrastructure Ireland who confirmed this was an option and that they would make the funding available.

  “This message was given to Roscommon County Council years ago, yet action has not been taken”.

  Deputy Kerrane added: “While I welcome that the Council are eventually willing to do something here after several incidents, what they are proposing will not solve the safety issues.

  “My colleague, Cllr. Michael Mulligan, opposed the proposal for bollards and suggested traffic lights to the Council meeting earlier this week.

  “Road users and the community in Frenchpark cannot wait three or four years for a new road. I am urging Roscommon County Council to engage with the TII”.