The Mayor of Letterkenny has pleaded with the council to upgrade a section of footpath in the town after he witnessed a wheelchair user being forced to go onto the road.
Councillor Donal Kelly raised the issue at the latest meeting of the Letterkenny/Milford Municipal Authority.
He asked the council to extend the footpath in the Oldtown at NowDoc right the way over to the Junction at the Hideout Bar.
He added that at the moment the stretch of footpath is “an accident waiting to happen.”
“We are only talking about 20 or 30 yards of a footpath but these are very important yards for people who are using them.
“This is a very busy road and people have to step off one path and onto another. This is an accident waiting to happen.
“If it means buying land along the road then sop be it but we need to consider it and we need to have an application ready,” he said.
A reply to Councillor Kelly’s query from the council said that there is currently no funding available for the construction of a footpath at this location.
However, the reply added “This can be considered for future NTA Active travel application. The improvement of footpath links at this location will require either the road to be narrowed and made one way or will require extensive land purchase.”