Deputy Thomas Pringle met with Council officials from the Roads Design Office alongside a number of Glenfin Road residents regarding road safety concerns in Ballybofey.
Speaking on the meeting Deputy Pringle said “I’ve been working with local residents for over a year now on the need for road safety works to be carried out along the Glenfin Road and so I decided to arrange a meeting with the Roads Design Office to look at what progress has been made to date.
“I’m happy to see that funding has already been secured with a lining contractor procured and works commencing this week. Signage has already been purchased and are due to be installed next week with traffic islands coming shortly after this” informs Pringle.”
Donal Murphy, Executive Road Design Officer and Senior Executive Cathal Moss alongside Adrian McCool Roads Engineer for the area also attended the meeting and all confirmed that funding would be made available through the Low Cost Safety Scheme.
“I also made the point that safety signage was needed in the approach to the Little Stars Preschool and I’m glad to hear that that area will be included in the safety design as well.
“While progress is moving forward to make the area safer for pedestrians and road users I made it clear that funding must be secured throughout all the works being carried out and as is required to achieve safer conditions. I also welcome a review due to be carried out one year from completion of the road safety works to see if the changes have improved road safety in the area.
“Myself and the local residents of Glenfin Road will keep an eye on developments and hope to see positive change in safety areas and will continue to work alongside the residents on this and many other issue” concludes Pringle.Tags: