Road safety issues raised at Roscommon MD meeting 

Cathaoirleach of Roscommon Municipal District, Cllr. Marty McDermott has called for an urgent review into road markings on sections of the N61 and N60, claiming it is only a matter of time before there is a fatality on the routes. 

  This month’s meeting of the Roscommon MD heard that a turning lane was needed at the Strokestown turn-off of the N61.

  “There should be continued double white lines and a right-hand turning lane on approach to the Strokestown turn,” Cllr. McDermott said.

  “The current lay-out is totally inadequate and it’s only a matter of time before there is a fatality”.

  Cllr. McDermott also called for continuous double white lines to be installed on a section of the Racecourse Road at Ballindal. 

  “These are two extremely busy roads, and I would be very familiar with them, driving them myself most days. These are issues for Transport Infrastructure Ireland and I’m pleading for them to take action before someone is killed,” he said, confirming that a letter had been sent to TII. 

  The Fianna Fáil councillor added that a number of residents had also raised concerns regarding flooding on the Galway Road and that Roscommon MD members had highlighted the issue with Roscommon County Council.