Saurin: Mount St Oliver Yellow Lines Should Be Extended

Sinn Féin Councillor David Saurin is calling on Louth County Council to extend the double yellow lines running along the road from Barrack Street around Millmount to Mount St. Oliver.

Cllr Saurin said “I have recently been contacted by residents in Mount St. Oliver expressing concern about parking along the road at the blind corner just where the road skirts the walls of Millmount from Barrack Street leading into Mount St. Oliver.”

According to Cllr Saurin who visited the street to see for himself “The double yellow lines stop just on this blind bend causing cars approaching from Barrack Street to move into the middle of the road when there are cars parked. The cars are parked legally as the yellow lines have stopped. However, this creates a dangerous scenario with the potential for a head on collision if traffic is coming in the opposite direction. Residents have informed me that there have been several near misses in recent times.”

Cllr Saurin has raised the issue with Council Officials at the recent Drogheda Borough Council meeting and has asked that “in the interests of safety, that the double yellow lines be extended by several metres to clear this blind bend completely and help reduce the danger for motorists and the potential for any traffic accidents.”

TomCunningham Calls For Signage To Be Replaced Near School

20141220_145726Sinn Féin Councillor Tom Cunningham has called on Louth County Council to replace the road signage along the Callystown Road in Clogherhead that was knocked down in an accident years ago.

Cllr Cunningham said “We need the signage put up again warning drivers there is a school ahead. This is a busy road and one of the main routes into Clogherhead. For drivers who don’t know the area, they approach the school without warning and at school times there are a lot of children using the road including some who need to cross the road.”

Councillor Cunningham continued “there is also a playground here so it is not just at school times we need to warn drivers. The fact that it the original signage was knocked down in an accident should reinforce the need for it to be replaced before a child gets hurt along this route.”