Murphy hits out over ‘crater-like potholes’


Fianna Fáil TD for Roscommon/Galway Eugene Murphy has called on Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) to address what he calls “the deplorable state” of the main N61 Roscommon to Athlone road which he says has been “destroyed with ‘crater-like’ potholes”.

  “The main N61 Roscommon to Athlone Road is a deplorable state with numerous potholes on a stretch from Casey’s roundabout to just past Roscommon County Hospital. It is absolutely shameful to see the state of a main national road from our county town. Some of these potholes are crater-like in appearance and could seriously damage people’s cars or vehicles”.

  The Fianna Fáil TD said that Roscommon County Council had to work within the constraints of the budgetary allowance from Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) for main national routes and he called on TII to address the unacceptable state of this particular stretch of the N61.