A Donegal County Councillor has given a cautious welcome to new safety measures planned at the Murlog junction in Lifford.
The realigned junction connecting the Murlog-Raphoe regional road with the N14 road to Lifford has been an area of significant concern in recent years.
Cllr Gerry Crawford had called for additional safety works in the area, and was this week notified by Donegal County Council that amendments are in the pipeline.
Following a review, the following amendments have been proposed:
- Existing kerb to be removed and radii relaxed to aid turning movement of large vehicles at the junction
- Traffic calming island to be installed on the Lifford side of the junction on the N14 to promote a reduction in speeds on the approach to the junction and also on the approach to Lifford from Letterkenny
- Public lighting column at the junction to be relocated outside of current visibility splay
Cllr Crawford has given a guarded welcome to the proposed amendments but stressed that the changes must be meaningful and resolve the issues raised.
“The safety concerns of local residents must be addressed,” Cllr Crawford added.