Highly anticipated work has commenced on the Glen Road in Anagaire following years of campaign to get the main road repaired.
The road, which is in a desperate state of disrepair, has a severe subsidence that was causing homeowners concern that a major accident could take place in the area.
Speaking last month, Mrs Ferry, who lives within walking distance to the road, said it is a ‘disaster waiting to happen’.
She said: “The sides of the road are giving away and we have been on to the council about this road for the last couple of years and not enough has been done.
“With winter coming now, the road is extremely dangerous. You wouldn’t be fit to walk on the road because it is far too narrow in its current state.
Around €15,000 was secured for the project earlier this year, with Donegal County Council starting the project late last week.
Speaking to Donegal Daily today (Mon), west Donegal Councillor Micheal Cholm MacGiolla Easbuig said he was delighted to finally see work get underway, but insisted more funding would be required to make the road as safe as possible.
He said: I’m glad I was able to work with others to secure €15,000 to carryout much-needed work on the Glen Road, Anagaire.
“I have been working with my local community for a while highlighting the health and safety concerns that we have in relation to this stretch of road.
“As much as it’s welcomed news to see work starting ar blaetla na Gleana (on the Glen Road), there is a major investment needed to make this road safer for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.
“Myself and Mary Ferry will be going around house to house to hear what our community feels should be the next action to secure more funding,” he added.
“Let’s all work together to make this road safe for everyone.”