Date Published: 30-May-2011
BY ENDA CUNNINGHAM
Galway City Council is set to introduce a major overhaul of traffic flow on Dominick Street, Raven Terrace and Fr Griffin Road, the Sentinel has learned.
The new traffic system, which is set to be introduced within the next year, is aimed at reducing the regular chronic traffic backlogs in the area.
Among the changes proposed are:
l A complete reconfiguration of the junctions at the fire station and outside Monroe’s Bar
l Two-way traffic on the Lower Fairhill Road (alongside Quick Fit tyres)
l The opening of a new road link between Munster Avenue and Lower Fairhill Road
l No right-hand turn from Wolfe Tone Bridge onto Raven’s Terrace
The Council has said the changes are set to be introduced within the next year, and are aimed at eliminating major traffic “pinchpoints” on routes leading to the west of the city.
One of the key elements in the plans is the ‘opening up’ of the cul de sac at Burke’s Lane, which leads from Lower Fairhill Road to Munster Avenue.
The land required to open up the access road – currently blocked by a large tree and shrubbery – has been ringfenced in a connected planning permission just granted to O’Flaherty’s Funeral Parlour, and negotiations are ongoing with the O’Flahertys.
The plans will see traffic on Fr Griffin Road permitted to turn onto Lower Fairhill Road, which is currently a one-way system, while vehicles travelling from Wolfe Tone Bridge will not be allowed turn right onto Raven Terrace.
Read more in today’s Connacht Sentinel
Appeal for information following Portumna crash
Date Published: 08-May-2013
Gardai are appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle crash at the Portumna bridge this morning.
The road from Nenagh to Loughrea reopened shortly after 11 this morning following the completion of a technical exam.
Four men were travelling in a van when they hit the Portumna bridge around 6:30 this morning.
Gardaí, ambulance and two units of Portumna fire services rushed to the scene, and one of the men was taken to Portiuncula hospital in Ballinasloe.
He is being treated for head injuries, which have been described by Gardaí as serious.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Portumna Garda station on 09-097-42060
President Higgins among GMIT’s first ever honorary fellowships
Date Published: 10-May-2013
GMIT is to honour seven outstanding individuals including President Michael D Higgins with Honorary Fellowships at a special ceremony later this month.
It’s the first time in the 40 year history of the Institute the Governing Body of GMIT has decided to award honorary fellowships.
The GMIT Honorary Fellowships will be conferred at the g Hotel in the city this day two weeks Friday 24 May at 2.30pm in front of 200 invited guests.
Galway commuters hold their breath as LRC intervenes in bus strike
Date Published: 13-May-2013
Galway commuters are holding their breath as there has been a potential breakthrough in the Bus Eireann dispute, as both sides have agreed to talks at the Labour Relations Commission.
The LRC intervened this afternoon, on day two of strike action that has seen 95 per cent of bus services disrupted across the country.
The LRC’s Director of Conciliation Services, Kevin Foley, says the National Bus and Rail Union and the company have agreed to meet for mediated talks at 8 this evening.