Despite a call by Sinn Féin councillor, Seadhna Logan to put in place a pedestrian crossing beside the junction of Summerhill and the Dublin oad, Council staff have indicated this would not be possible.
Cllr Logan proposed this at the recent Municipal Meeting noting that “Traffic from the Dublin road in to Carrick-on-Shannon tends to slow on approach to this junction anyway, and it would be a well recognised crossing point for many pedestrians. This is a very busy crossing point with its close proximity to a number of schools.”
However the Senior Engineer for Roads pointed out that the provision of a pedestrian crossing at this location was considered last year and an uncontrolled crossing point was put in place at that time. “Due to the loss of parking for the local businesses it was not considered possible to introduce a fully controlled crossing at this location,” noted the Senior Engineer.