Campaigner wary about reports of progress at dangerous Roscommon junctions

Reports of progress being made on the issue of two dangerous junctions off the N4 in north Roscommon are being given a guarded welcome by a local campaigner.

Local residents who live close to the junctions on the N4 for Croghan and Cootehall organised a major public meeting in late 2018 to highlight the numbers of accidents and near misses at the two areas.

A meeting of Boyle MD was told in recent days that Roscommon council hope to get discussions going with local landowners and Transport Infrastructure Ireland in a couple of months about the necessary works.

There’s been some controversy in the past over the roles of TII and the council in the works and local campaigner Noel McTiernan says that bureaucracy appears to have been behind the delays so far.

He’s says they’ve been given promises about these works over a year ago and are still wary until they see something actually beginning at the junctions: