Locals on N4 not overjoyed with TII response to Croghan and Cootehall junction concerns

The group behind the campaign for greater safety on the N4 between Boyle and Carrick on Shannon say they are not celebrating success just yet.

They, together with politicians from all political parties, met with executives from Transport Infrastructure Ireland yesterday who agreed to provide funding to establish turning lanes for Croghan and Coothall along the route.

After gathering data for weeks from door to door enquiries, the committee revealed to TII that there has been 22 collisions on that stretch, since 2000, compared to just two garda reports on the TII files.

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Campaigners also told the TII of 240 people who responded to an online survey and highlighted near misses, and over 1,200 people who signed an online and hard copy petition.

Senior Engineer from Roscommon County Council Eugene Dwyer informed the meeting of a survey by Roscommon county council earlier this month which revealed that 1,700 vehicles use the Coothall junction each day.

Speaking on Let’s Talk today, Noel McTiernan who initiated the campaign says the officials did not overtly express shock at the disparity in the statistics.