€3M plan aims to reduce Letterkenny traffic jams

first_imgA new traffic management project for Letterkenny could see roundabouts being replaced and traffic lights installed in one of the town’s most problematic areas.The Polestar Roundabout and Ballyraine areas of Letterkenny have been identified as key areas in need of traffic lights under a larger council project, which has been estimated at €3M.‘Urgent advanced measures’ involve replacing the Ballyraine and Creamery roundabouts with traffic controlled junctions. Traffic lights would also be installed on the Polestar Roundabout together with other ancillary works. Chief Executive of Donegal County Council Seamus Neely said the preliminary appraisal for the Letterkenny Traffic Management project is currently being considered by the Department of Transport.Due to the high level of traffic congestion in Letterkenny, Mr Neely proposed that a subset of the overall project is carried out sooner at Ballyraine and the Polestar.Writing in the Chief Executive’s Management Report, Mr Neely said: “Traffic congestion in Letterkenny is increasing in regularity and frequently leads to long delays to traffic in the town.“This underlines a need for some urgent advance measures and in this context a subset of the overall project is now being proposed.” The advanced works will cost an estimated €500,000.€3M plan aims to reduce Letterkenny traffic jams was last modified: November 30th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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