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Jim Higgins MEP for Ireland North West has warned that unless there are increased numbers of gardaí patrolling roads, the record low number of deaths recorded for 2011 will not be achieved again in 2012.
A section of the westbound M6 is to close temporarily to traffic for three weeks in December in order for improvement works to take place.
In order to improve the safety of road maintenance crews and road users, Westmeath County Council has acquired new motorway traffic management equipment worth €160,000. This includes a new impact protection vehicle and three new mobile lane closure trailers.
Kilkenny city and county has been hit hard by the Nordic weather conditions that have taken a large proportion of the country by storm this week. Significant snowfalls hampered travel throughout the county with many local routes deemed impassable.
Road signage is badly needed on the new M6 motorway to ensure drivers and tourists to the area are aware of the turn-off for Oranmore.
As the country launches its first motorway service station this week, AA Rescue reveals it has responded to 142 callouts by members who have completely run out of fuel on the country’s motorways since January. In total the AA has attended 2,113 callouts on the motorway network so far in 2010, a rise of 60 per cent on the same period last year.
The overhaul of the Athlone Relief Road (bypass) will cost in the region of €7 million and may take up to 40 weeks to complete.
Not only will motorists continue to fork out for tolls but a trip on the M6 will be, let us say uncomfortable, with plans for service areas abandoned due to lack of funding.
Galway County Council has announced a clampdown on unauthorised advertising structures that have been placed on private lands along the M6 Galway to Dublin motorway in the county.
A second toll on the Dublin to Waterford motorway is to be considered in a Government bid to raise additional revenue from Irish roads.