A Donegal County Councillor has expressed his frustration after he made calls for speed ramps to be placed at a pedestrian crossing outside Letterkenny’s Aura Leisure Centre.
Councillor Gerry McMonagle made the call for the ‘raised platform’ ramps to be placed at the pedestrian crossing.
Councillor McMonagle expressed his frustration at a response he received from the council to his motion when it was brought before Letterkenny/Milford Municipal Authority.
The council said placing such ramps at the crossing would be an issue because of a number of concerns including the fact that emergency services used the road.
Councillor McGonagle said there were such ramps in many other parts of the town and they did not hinder the work of the emergency services.
He said that there was major concern in the area that the crossing was not being used properly by motorists.
He added the crossing continued to be a busy area, especially for young people entering the Aura Leisure Centre.
His motion was second by Mayor Jimmy Kavanagh.
A council spokesperson said there were issues with putting ramps on regional roads but that they will take a look at the situation.
Councillor McGonagle responded by saying this was no longer a regional road as it was now within the town area and close to one of Letterkenny’s biggest housing estates at Ballymacool.