Stones on N16 damaging car tyres

Fine Gael Councillor Sean McDermott asked Leitrim County Council what can be done on the N16 at Kilmacurril, Manorhamilton where a ditch has stones protruding onto the roadside.

Fine Gael Councillor Sean McDermott asked Leitrim County Council what can be done on the N16 at Kilmacurril, Manorhamilton where a ditch has stones protruding onto the roadside.

McDermott said “The location is on a sharp bend and the roadway is quite narrow. Vehicle drivers are having their tyres and wheel rims damaged - recently in one week four vehicles had this problem. The location is on the Manorhamilton side, near the entry into Kilmacurril Graveyard.”

Cllr McDermott was told by the Director of Services, “The road width at the location in question has adequate width for two vehicles to pass comfortably at the current speed limit. The roadway is demarcated with a 150mm centre white line and two 150mm yellow edge lines and road studs are in place. There is a minimum clear distance of 200mm from the inside of the yellow edge line and any protruding stones in the ditch.

“Problems being experienced at this location are likely to be as a result of excessive speed and inappropriate driver behaviour. Leitrim County Council will take measures to remove some protruding stones in the ditch to increase the clear distance between the edge line and stone ditch.”