Safety of major town road layout questioned

“Safety measures” have been sought at the junction of New Road in Bailieborough where it connects onto Anne Street and William Street, with one local councillor saying some motorists are still unaware of the layout.

Sinn Féin’s Paddy McDonald asked that the council examine introducing additional signage where traffic emerging from Anne Street continue on; while those turning right from New Road have the right of way.

Motorists on the one-way Anne Street are required to yield to traffic travelling on New Road, and Cllr McDonald said there had been a number of “minor tips”.

Asking for “additional signage” to be installed, he also said a “total change” to traffic management down Henry Street was needed. “There could be a serious accident.”

Cllr McDonald said too that he was aware of plans to try amend traffic flow in the town, including a way of removing heavy goods traffic from a travelling through a portion of Bailieborough.

But Senior Area Engineer for the Bailieborough-Cootehill Municipal District area, Alan Lyons, to say there was “no significant plan yet” in the pipeline.

He responded to the motion, tabled at the recent online meeting of Bailieborough-Cootehill Municipal District councillors, that this was a “localised issue” and it would be looked at.