Sinn Féin Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh is to raise concerns with Galway County Council about a proposed closure of the R339 for three weeks next year.
Speaking after himself and Councillor Gabe Cronnelly met with locals in the area this week, Sen Ó Clochartaigh said that locals are concerned that as part of ongoing roadworks in the area, the construction company Sisk are proposing a full closure of the R339 between Cartymore Cross and Rafterys Cross (Coshla ) for three weeks next year.
“People are concerned that this will have a very big impact on traffic in the area. The road is a very busy commuter route into Galway city with people coming in from the Monivea direction, Roscommon and East Galway. A three-week closure would cause traffic mayhem.
“A number of local schools would be impacted according to locals. These could include Carnaun, Cregmore and Lisheenkyle schools. Cllr Cronnelly and myself will be raising these concerns with Galway County Council and the construction asking them to liaise with local people to put in place a more suitable traffic management plan which will allow construction to go ahead but would also accommodate people trying to traverse the section of road in question,” he said.