A new pedestrian crossing is being sought for a busy crossroads in Kilmacrennan village.
Independent councillor John O’Donnell is urging the council to take action to prevent any potential accidents at the square on the N56, where a large volume of traffic passes through daily.
Cllr O’Donnell warned that the speed of cars and the number of HGVs passing through presents a danger to pedestrians. He said a crossing is needed for young children who are trying to cross the road to attend school and elderly residents who are attending church on a Saturday evening.
With roadworks currently underway in Kilmacrennan, Cllr O’Donnell has asked the council to put in utility services for a crossing to be installed when funding becomes available.
“There is no time like the present when the work is taking place,” he said.
The issue was raised at this week’s meeting of the Letterkenny-Milford Municipal District, where the roads department responded to say the issue has been passed to the Transport Infrastructure Ireland Safety division to access.
“At present there are no plans in place to carry out any safety works here,” the department said. “There are no accident statistics at the crossroads that will enable funding under any of the safety schemes.”
Cllr O’Donnell added that he could provide CCTV footage of accidents at the corner in recent years.