N16 to get traffic lights in Manorhamilton

Long awaited safety measure

N16 to get traffic lights in Manorhamilton

A lengthy campaign for traffic lights to be installed at the junction of Manorhamilton's Main Street and the N16, has finally borne fruit with a spokesperson for Leitrim County Council confirming this week that TII (Transport Infrastructure Ireland, formerly the National Roads Authority) had approved the use of the lights and also provided funding for the scheme.

The junction had been described as “incredibly dangerous” by local councillors with numerous notices of motion put forward over the past few years and several meetings between local representatives and staff of Leitrim County Council in a bid to find a solution.

Last month, Cllr Gurn observed that we would be “using Google self drive cars before lights are put on the N16”.

However, Leitrim County Council Senior Engineer, Shay O'Connor told the Manorhamilton Municipal District Meeting on Monday that the scheme was approved and traffic lights will be installed by November.

Cllr Felim Gurn welcomed the news remarking “so we didn't have to wait for Google self drive cars after all!”