Tuam’s new roundabouts off the motorway and by-pass are not only “in a poor state”, they also “do nothing to promote the town”, according to Galway East TD and Minister for Rural Affairs Seán Canney.
Minister Canney said the roundabouts were “the first thing you see” when approaching Tuam, and as such, should create a “positive, inviting, first impression”. However the minister said they “lack character”, and he added that he was “very disappointed” that they had been “left in a poor state”.
“The motorway offers a great opportunity to introduce more visitors to the town,” he said. “The roundabouts should be properly designed and landscaped so that they send a message to people that they are coming to a special place.”
He is now calling on Transport Infrastructure Ireland and the Galway County Council to improve the look of the roundabouts as “a matter of urgency”.