Drivers using local roads to avoid N60 diversion in Roscommon are being urged to slow down

Drivers in Roscommon choosing an alternative route to the N60 official diversion are being urged to slow down and be cautious of other road users.

Works are ongoing at Ballydooley, Oran which has resulted in the closure of the main Roscommon town to Castlerea road.

The National Roads Design office has put in place an official alternative route to the Boyle road, Tulsk and through Frenchpark – however many motorists are choosing to travel on local roads through Donamon and Ballinaheglish.

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Castlerea Councillor Paschal Fitzmaurice says people are travelling too fast along these smaller roads.