The following matters were discussed at the Carrick Municipal District Meeting on July 21.
Public Road in Leitrim
675 metres of road leading to nine houses at Killarcan, Leitrim Village will be taken over by the council as a public road. Cllr Sinead Guckian put forward that maps be provided with the agenda after Cllr Des Guckian sought more information on the motion.
No funding provided
Chairperson of the District Cllr Sean McGowan sought up to date information in regard to carrying out much-needed improvement works at the junction on the Carrick- Mohill road at Laheenamona, local road from Rosdoowaun-Tamlaghtavally. He said it is “extremely dangerous for the local community coming out onto the R201 with a limited view back towards Carrick and they are concerned and fearful for their safety.”
Council Engineer Michael Flynn said improvement of the junction is desirable but significant funding is needed. A design will be drawn up. Cllr Enda Stenson seconded the motion and sought a feasibility study.
Low Cost Safety Grant
Cllr Seadhna Logan said he was happy that the council has provided an allocation of €40,000 to undertake safety precautions at Cornee Lane, Mohill. Cllr Logan had stated “This junction onto the main Carrick Road is quite blind and is very dangerous for residents, pedestrians and the fast moving traffic on the main road.” Works are expected to commence in August/September subject to obtaining landowner consent. Cllr Stenson asked if the pilot scheme could also be put in place for this area. Engineer Michael Flynn said it is proposed to do all work together.
Death trap at Annaduff
Cllr Des Guckian called a stretch of road a “death trap” following his motion to have speed reduced and signs erected for 30km on two approach roads to St Mary’s Church, Annaduff. He said residents have complained of “fast traffic” on roads with poor sight lines, blind exits and junctions. Engineer Michael Flynn said all speed limits will be reviewed by the Department of Transport by 2015. Guidelines will be issued on this by September and the speed on this road will be assessed as part of this review.
Plans are being prepared for a pedestrian crossing at Treanmore, Mohill, following a motion by Cllr Enda Stenson. He said this is a “very busy junction and dangerous for motorists and pedestrians alike.” The council said they met with the NRA Safety Officer and carried out a review.
Leitrim Village junction
Cllr Sinead Guckian said she appreciates the adjustments that have been made to the junction at the Bridge in Leitrim Village with Church Road but said “we are not there yet.” The council are in discussions with the property owner about reducing the height of a wall.