Wednesday 13 December 2017

Sort out Drogheda's road problems – and prevent accidents

Open letter to Mr Pat Finn, Borough Engineer and Area Engineer, Louth County Council, and Mr Fred Barry, Chief Executive, National Roads Authority

Dear Sirs,

The road surface is so bad it is a serious safety threat to motorists entering and exiting Wheaton Hall. The potholes are so dangerous where the Dublin Road knits with Wheaton Hall 'that stitch in time' could certainly alleviate an accident waiting to happen here.

I accept that it's on 'the list for doing' which must be tackled in the next few days, weather permitting.

I also raised the issue of poor road markings which are also in urgent need of repainting at the entrance and the yellow box outside Wheaton Hall. The road markings at Springview, Acorn Way, in Wheaton Hall require repainting. There was an accident at this junction and it is therefore imperative that the markings are monitored and at all times up to a high standard.

The slip road at Wheaton Hall is a great success for motorists exiting south from Wheaton Hall. The problem, however, of turning right for the town continues to be of serious concern to me and my fellow residents. This is the most lethal junction on the Dublin Road.

The lights at Bryanstown offer no comfort to motorists from Wheaton Hall and it is therefore essential that that a safe solution is implemented by Louth County Council and the National Roads Authority. The opening of the wonderful new school at nearby Bryanstown and the three lane traffic outside Wheaton Hall prioritises the need for a swift resolution to this ongoing problem.

I would be most grateful if you take this matter up and invite the National Roads Authority to inspect same in order to secure the necessary funding, in the interest of public safety.


Cllr Tommy Byrne,

Member of Louth County Council.

Drogheda Independent

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