The surface of the Four Lane road in Letterkenny is so rough that driving feels like “it’s trying to pull the steering wheel out of your hand” – that’s according to Letterkenny councillor Donal ‘Mandy’ Kelly.
Cllr Kelly raised serious concerns with the council this week over the ‘dire state’ of the N56 road surface as works continue.
He said the condition of the road off the Dry Arch Roundabout is particularly dangerous.
“This carriageway is no longer safe for users to travel. I have asked that an assessment be carried out and a report be provided to us as a matter of urgency. It’s a recipe for a serious accident,” Cllr Kelly told the Letterkenny-Milford Municipal District on Tuesday.
“It’s great to see the work going on and the traffic flowing on this road, but the standard of the road has to be kept a priority.
“When you come off the Dry Arch roundabout, the surface is that bad it’s nearly trying to pull the steering wheel out of your hand.”
The response from the executive said the Four Lane Safety Works are the responsibility of the TII and the contractors.
Cllr Gerry McMonagle added that works should be done around the roundabout and said: “We need to understand that is a working site and there are workers and personnel there on a daily basis. We need to drive to the speed limit that is set at 50km. Yes we need to ensure the road is safe, we also need to be mindful that is a site and there are workers there. They are doing a good job and it’s progressing and we need to try and stick to the 50km speed limit.”