McDermott outlines progress on Roscommon town projects

Cllr. Marty McDermott has welcomed a number of positive developments in the county town. In a press statement, Cllr. McDermott said there has been welcome progress in relation to flooding at Lough Road, the need for resurfacing works in Abbey Street, roadworks in the Ballinagard Road area, and on speeding concerns on Antogher Road.

Cllr. McDermott said that he had been in regular contact with Roscommon County Council in relation to flooding at Lough Road and has now received confirmation that the Council will be taking steps to try to alleviate this flooding.

“There will also be new road markings (at Lough Road). Local residents have been concerned about speeding in the area, particularly in the mornings. I would appeal to motorists to please adhere to the speed limits in this area and to be mindful of the safety of everyone”.

He said he was very grateful for the Council’s “engagement and support” in relation to the Lough Road in recent days.

Cllr. McDermott said that he was pleased to confirm that resurfacing works in Abbey Street will be carried out over December/January period. These will apply from the ‘Garda Station roundabout’ to ‘McNeill’s roundabout’.

Stating that roadworks are starting on the Ballinagard Road level crossing, he warmly welcomed this initiative, adding that residents have been concerned about flooding/surface water in that area. Work will also be carried out there in relation to footpaths, drainage and resurfacing.

Concluding, Cllr. McDermott said that concerns over speeding at Antogher Road had been raised with him during the local election campaign and he now understands that “progress is imminent” in relation to safety measures being put in place there.

Cllr. McDermott said that he was pleased to see residents’ concerns being addressed and he pledged to work to ensure that there is speedy progress in respect of all these matters. He said he wishes to thank Roscommon County Council personnel for their cooperation, efficiency and courtesy.