In a Seanad debate today on the dangers posed by the Cootehall and Croghan road junctions, Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, informed Senator Frank Feighan that Roscommon Council are making arrangements to monitor traffic flows and driver behaviour at the Cootehall and Croghan road junctions on the N4 between Boyle and Carrick-on-Shannon.
“Minister Griffin, representing Transport Minister Shane Ross, told me today in the Seanad that any additional safety improvement measures that may be proposed by the Council arising from this exercise will be considered for funding by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII). This information was relayed to Minister Griffin by Minister Ross before today’s discussion in the Seanad.
“I raised this matter in the Seanad today to ensure that Minister Ross and the TII can do everything that is possible to minimise the dangers posed by the Cootehall and Croghan turn-offs.
“Clearly, the depth of concern among local people about these two junctions has been very high. More than 750 people have signed a petition and a recent public meeting on the matter saw 150 people in attendance.
“Local people are fearful that someone will be seriously injured or there will be a loss of life if this matter is not addressed.
“I have previously raised this matter with Minister Ross and the TII and I welcome the news that the TII will meet with Oireachtas Members next Tuesday in Leinster House to discuss this matter.”