If you are planning on ‘Driving Home for Christmas’ and being out and about in the next fortnight, it’s worth noting where the roadwork sites and temporary speed limits will be.
Donegal County Council has issued a list of all the roadwork sites that will still be in place over the Christmas holiday period:
N15 Blackburn Bridge to Cappry
N56 Coolboy – Kilmacrennan
N56 Kilkenny – Letterilly
N56 Mountcharles – Drumbeigh
Brian O’Donnell Road Safety Officer has called on drivers to take care: “Temporary speed limits will be still in effect on these projects. These sites will be unfinished with temporary surfaces and incomplete works and it is important for the safety of all road users that motorists strictly adhere to the temporary speed limits in place.
“Motorists who do not adhere to set speed limits at road works are putting their own lives plus other road users at risk.
Driving through road works at a reduced speed will only add a short period of time onto the journey but this extra time can reduce the risk of a serious collision,” he said.
A council spokesperson said that the temporary speed limits in place are legal and Gardaí will be monitoring the speed of traffic at these locations. Motorists will run the risk of incurring penalty points if they break the speed limit.
The spokesperson added: “The inconvenience caused is regrettable but is required for the safety of everyone concerned. All motorists should be fully aware of the importance of driving within the speed limit, whether it is driving through road works or within the general speed limits.
“We would like to take this opportunity to wish all road users a Happy and Safe Christmas and New Year.”Tags: