Delight as new road safety measures are introduced in Inishowen village

first_imgOver €30,000 has been spent on a series of road safety measures in Redcastle in Inishowen, it has emerged. Donegal County Council sanctioned the money to the effort in which the clearing of overgrown ditches and tree felling was followed by the erection of new road signs and a yellow box.The improvements come following a series of accidents in the village where motorist tend not to slow down, causing a risk to life. Speaking to Donegal Daily, Cllr Martin Farren said he was delighted to see the road safety works implemented in the area.“There have been several accidents in the area over the last few years and I got Donegal County Council to have a look at it and thankfully they secured €30,000 out of the Low-Cost Safety Fund.”“Part of that money has been spent there and it has made a vast difference to the community with the vision lines much clearer there than before and makes it much safer for pedestrians to cross the road.“Now, people who are coming and going or passing through the village must uphold the speed limit in the are. “The speed limit currently is 60km/h, for whatever reason I don’t know, from my own perspective I would prefer it to be 50km/h.“However, I would ask people to stick to the speed limit outlined,” he added.“It is the responsibility of the person sitting behind the wheel of the car and when they are driving through the village or any village for that matter, they must drive with care.”Farren revealed that the project is only in its first phase with more work to be done in the coming months.“I want to thank Donegal County Council for working with me in relation to this issue and to the Redcastle community. “And there is still work to be done. The white and yellow lines have to go down and a number of signs to go up.“We are also installing a new bus shelter. Where the bus normally stops outside the post office, we are moving it a bit further up the road where people will be able to get on the bus.“I must pay tribute to the engineer on this matter because they have done an excellent job and the community will feel much safer now.”Delight as new road safety measures are introduced in Inishowen village was last modified: October 6th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

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