Safety works secured for dangerous Birr junction

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Safety works secured for dangerous Birr junction

Safety works secured for dangerous Birr junction

Funding has been secured for safety upgrade works at a dangerous junction in Offaly, Fine Gael councillor and General Election hopeful John Clendennen has confirmed.

The junction is located at Boolinarig just outside Birr and has been the subject of heightened concerns from residents and motorists in recent months.

"I have been working on seeking improvement to the location for a considerable time," Cllr Clendennen said.

"In recent days, I have been informed by Offaly County Council that works planned in association with Transport Infrastructure Ireland for safety enhancement works at Boolinarig are now approved for completion in 2019, subject to costings," Cllr Clendennen added.

"According to Offaly County Council officials, these costings should not encounter any issues."

"It is the intention of Offaly County Council, in association with Transport Infrastructure Ireland, to complete the necessary enhancement works at Boolinarig in the coming months. I will continue to raise the matter, ensuring it is prioritised until the project is fully completed," Cllr Clendennen concluded.