Overgrown junctions are a danger for drivers in Leitrim

Fiona Heavey

Reporter:

Fiona Heavey

Overgrown junctions are a danger for drivers in Leitrim

Leitrim County council to commence hedge cutting this month

Leitrim County Council are expected to start verge trimming along National and Regional Roads by the end of this month.

Cllr Enda Stenson asked the council  this week to trim back all junctions this month as “already major junctions are becoming overgrown.”

The council said they have completed the process of tendering for contractors to carry out verge trimming and works should start in the next two weeks. Carrick area Councillors said this is a “priority.”

Councillors Enda Stenson and Sean McGowan said some junctions are already dangerous and you need to be half way across the junction to see if there is any other approaching vehicles.

It was once again reiterated that hedge cutting along roads are the responsibility of the landowner, but the council will trim well used junctions.

Darragh O’Boyle, Senior council Engineer said last year ten official notices were sent out to landowners  to cut hedges and nine “carried out their civic duties.”

Cllr Sinead Guckian praised the farmers and said that was a positive step.

Also read: Only seven availed of Hedge Cutting Grant in Leitrim