Time for action at Rathcroghan after accidents – Naughten

After three accidents, it’s time to take action on the N5 near Rathcroghan NS, according to Denis Naughten TD.               ‘The most recent accident, which occurred earlier this week, involved an articulated vehicle leaving the road and crashing within metres of the school, at the crossroads. This again highlights the need to improve the quality of the N5 and to reduce speed along this section of the road, especially in the vicinity of the school itself.             ‘This particular section of road is totally inadequate to cater for the large volume of heavy goods vehicles which use it on a daily basis. This has led to a significant number of these vehicles leaving the road and ending up on the grass margin on a regular basis. Consequently, some of these vehicles lose control and end up leaving the road altogether.             ‘In order to provide a significantly reduced special speed limit at Rathcroghan NS, it is imperative that a general reduced limit would apply from the village of Tulsk to the village of Frenchpark. I now understand that Roscommon County Council will shortly seek approval from the National Roads Authority who have overall responsibility for the N5, to seek such a reduction in the speed limit.             ‘It is imperative that this happens in conjunction with the upgrade of the N5 road and the planned relocation of Rathcroghan NS to improve safety for all road users,’ concluded Denis Naughten.