Councillor calls for action to secure junction at Offaly accident blackspot

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Councillor calls for action to secure junction at Offaly accident blackspot

Councillor calls for action to secure junction at Offaly accident blackspot

Fianna Fail councillor Eddie Fitzpatrick has said he is working closely with the area engineer for the Edenderry Municipal District to put safety measures in place at Garryhinch Cross in Portarlington.

This is due to ongoing car accidents where motorists are not detecting the stop sign at the junction and crossing the main R423 route from Portarlington to Mountmellick, according to Fitzpatrick.

"There has been a number of collisions in recent times and the latest was only last week when a motorist who was not from the area crossed into the path of an oncoming car," Cllr Fitzpatrick explained.

"Luckily, no one was seriously injured in the collision."

"This junction needs extra signage and road markings to include rumble strips to make motorists aware they are approaching a major junction and to ensure safety for all road users," Eddie concluded.