Longford Council approve planning for access road at N4 accident blackspot

Longford County Council has agreed a plan which will create a new access road at one of the county’s worst accident black spots.

The local authority approved part 8 planning to develop an access road at the N4 at Cooleeny Shroid at its July meeting held this week.

The junction has been the scene of multiple crashes, including a fatal crash that claimed the life of a 20-year-old girl in 2015.

The project will now go to design stage, with hopes the works will begin in late 2021 or early 2020.

Councillor Gerad Hagan explains what the new road layout will consist of :