Leitrim County Council start work on new Ballinamore road layout

Fiona Heavey


Fiona Heavey

Work has commenced on the Edentenny junction on the R208

Leitrim County Council have commenced work on the realignment of the R208 Carrick-on Shannon to Ballinamore road at Edentenny junction.

The current layout sees traffic on the R208 from Carrick-on-Shannon stop to give way to the traffic from Fenagh on the R202.

There have been a number of accidents and near misses at this junction and various calls for a new layout. Leitrim County Council have decided to make the R208 road continuous and to make traffic from Fenagh stop and give way to increase road safety.

It is unsure how long the road works will take until the new layout is completed. At the moment there is no disruption to any traffic.