Sinn Féin Councillor Imelda Munster has sought an update on progress on the busy Mell junction at this month’s Drogheda Borough Council meeting. A vehicle and Pedestrian Assessment Report was carried out at the request of Councillor Munster at the beginning of the year and took 11 weeks to complete.
The completed report stated that traffic volumes at this junction could be catered for by a priority junction and that land space was available to facilitate those turning right onto the Cement Road.
The acute angle of the approach of the old Slane Road makes the left turn particularly difficult and that land acquisition is required to resolve this issue. The report also states that an improved alignment can be catered for by the provision of a right/left stagger junction subject to the provision of 60kmh transition zone commencing 200m west of the Cement Road junction
Cllr Munster said “this junction needs to be addressed and the necessary works carried out to make it safer for motorists and pedestrians and the works need to be included in the road works programme for 2015.”