Road safety concerns raised about Dromahair estate

Leonie McKiernan

Reporter:

Leonie McKiernan

Speed limits and road safety

Leitrim County Council will carry out an assessment at the estate.

Cllr Padraig Fallon has expressed concern over the safety of children playing near the entrance to the Castlecourt Estate in Dromahair.
Speaking at Monday’s Municipal meeting, Cllr Fallon asked if an examination and assessment of safety measures could be carried out at the entrance to the estate.
He pointed out that the wide entrance to the estate made this area dangerous at the junction with the main road.
“There was a previous request for traffic calming in this area and I understand the reluctance of the Council to put this in place because the estate entrance is located at the top of the hill and in winter this could cause serious issues, but I think we have to address the potential safety risks.”
Cllr Fallon said the Council is “reactionary” when it comes to problems and said “we need to be proactive in this, before something serious happens.”
Cllr Frank Dolan backed the call noting the estate opened up in an “unusual way” onto the main road.
The fact that the entrance was located on a bend which made sight distance difficult for traffic approaching from the Drumkeerin direction, added to safety concerns for this location.
Senior Engineer with Leitrim County Council, Shay O’Connor, said the Council will revisit the location with regard to improving safety.