Immediate Action Needed to Address Safety Concerns on Tattyreagh and Altanaveragh Roads
Published: 3 July, 2012
Councillor Glenn Campbell has called on DRD Roads Service to address safety concerns on the Tattyreagh and Altanaveragh Roads
West Tyrone Sinn Fein Councillor has called on DRD Roads Service to take immediate action to improve safety at Tattyreagh cross roads.
According to Councillor Campbell, it will "only be a matter of time" before there is a fatality or someone is seriously injured at this junction, unless concerns around safety are addressed.
Speaking following a road side meeting with local resident, Councillor Campbell said,
"This is a very fast stretch road, with a heavy amount of traffic. There has previously been serious accidents and a number of near misses at the cross roads in the past, and am calling DRD Roads Service need to consider ways improving safety at this junction."
Councillor Campbell continued,
"Grass and hedge cutting would improve visibility at the junction, and this should happen immediately. Various traffic calming measures should be considered, including signage and road markings. I am asking DRD Roads Service to meet with local residents on site to discuss their concerns."
Concluding Councillor Campbell said,
"School children are particularly vulnerable at this junction, so I hope something can be done to address these concerns before the new school year. "
Councillor Campbell has also called on DRD Roads Service and Rivers Agency to work together to ensure damage done to the Altnaveragh Road, near Eskra is addressed. Part of the road has slipped following the flooding last Winter and, according to Councillor Campbell, remains a danger to road users with a number of "near misses" due to the cordoning off of the damaged road.