The impending arrival of Letterkenny’s first Supermac’s has sparked calls for a controlled pedestrian crossing to be placed near the restaurant entrance.
Planning permission was conditionally granted last month for the new fast food outlet to be built at the old Tinney’s Coal Yard on the Port Road, just off the Station Roundabout.
However, there are safety concerns due to the site being located on one of Letterkenny’s busiest thoroughfares for traffic and pedestrians.
Letterkenny Councillor Michael McBride says ‘now is the time to get serious’ about safety in the area.
Cllr McBride has asked the local council to place a controlled crossing on the LYIT side of the Port Road below the roundabout before Supermac’s is opened.
“I am very concerned there is going to be a catastrophe at that roundabout,” Cllr McBride said at this month’s meeting of the Letterkenny Municipal District.
Cllr McBride said he always considered the area to be a dangerous place for pedestrians and cyclists to cross, adding: “with Supermac’s coming so close to the roundabout, now is the time to get serious about it and put a barrier and safe crossing wherever we think it’s appropriate.”
“I think if we put a crossing there we would have a clear conscience that we’ve done our best if anything was to happen,” he said.
The council is now due to assess the need for a pedestrian crossing in the area and deliver a report back to Letterkenny MD members.Tags: