Dangerous N17 junctions to be addressed

Cllr Gerry Murray

Cllr Gerry Murray

The issue of dangerous junctions at entrances and exits along the N17 from Claremorris to Charlestown, was raised again at the April meeting of the Claremorris Municipal District.

Sinn Féin councillor Gerry Murray raised the issue saying: "There were to be some audits done on dangerous junctions on the road from Claremorris to Charlestown, where is that at? Because the issue is getting bigger and bigger as the traffic volumes continue to increase on that road.”

He was told by Conrad Harley, senior executive engineer for Mayo County County Council: “Transport Infrastructure Ireland have completed a safety audit the full length of the N17 and have a list of 30 or 40 individual items they are asking us to address, including improvement works at junctions, moving poles back, clearing lines and things like that - we are working through those.

"There are two specific junctions to be worked on; one is the Lisduff junction, for which the current proposal is to proceed with the bridge; and the other junction is the one at the airport itself, and we have installed new signage to try to improve it.

"They are to come back and look at representations from our meetings in relation to a few other junctions – to date they want to get the other works done first."

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