Moves to change turn at Leitrim Junction

A proposal to make stop vehicles from making a right hand turn at the Leitrim road junction down Carrick-on-Shannon’s Main Street will require enforcement by gardai if it is to succeed.

A proposal to make stop vehicles from making a right hand turn at the Leitrim road junction down Carrick-on-Shannon’s Main Street will require enforcement by gardai if it is to succeed.

Independent councillor, Enda Stenson put forward the proposal at the January Council meeting adding that motorists who wished to turn right and move down Main Street should be directed to turn right after the Social Welfare offices and proceed to the Main Street via Park Lane instead.

Cllr Sinead Guckian pointed out that there was an issue with large vehicles having to turn right onto Park Lane to which Cllr Reynolds suggested that this could be dealt with by ensuring that all of the larger heavy goods vehicles turn left at the Leitrim Road junction.

He added that there were serious issues with traffic making its way down Main Street and this had to be addressed.

The Director of Service, Infrastructure, John McGuinness, said there were already advisory signs telling motorists wishing to travel down Main Street to turn at the Social Welfare offices, however “ a number of motorists ignore these signs and still turn right at the Main Street junction.”.

He said that if Cllr Stenson’s proposal was put in place “it will require enforcement by the Gardai” and added that the matter could be discussed with gardai in the coming weeks.