Fine Gael Councillor, John Naughten, has secured the support of fellow Councillors to ensure adequate funding is made available for verge trimming to improve safety on the local road network.
“This trimming is needed on local roads as overgrown verges create a health and safety issue for pedestrians, cyclists and other road users,” Cllr. Naughten remarked.
The issue was raised by Cllr. Naughten at a recent meeting of Roscommon County Council where he received support from other members for his proposal.
“During the summer months the verges become overgrown and can create a significant traffic hazard. Verge trimming is particularly important on the local road network where junctions and bends are seriously overgrown and are in urgent need of attention to ensure the safety of those using the roads,” Cllr. Naughten stressed.