Galway Bay fm newsroom – Motorists traveling on the N83 between Dunmore and Tuam are likely to face delays over a considerable number of months, as a traffic management system is introduced at an accident blackspot.
The stretch of road at Carrowmunniagh, known locally as ‘Twenty Minute Hill’, is to be reduced to one lane with a traffic light system in place.
One road fatality was recorded in the location last year, as well as six serious incidents in the last five months.
The measure is being introduced in the interest of health and safety, and to faciltate a risk assessment.
Officials advised a meeting of Tuam area councillors that the TII has given a verbal commitment to carry out the required safety works.
It’s understood the traffic light system could be in place for up to 18 months as the design and acquisition stages are followed through.
Local councillor Pete Roche says safety must come first but has urged officials to consider if a traffic light system is the only option.
Rachel Lowe is Senior Executive Engineer with Tuam Municipal District – she says the decision to introduce lights was not taken lightly.
A man in his 20’s dies and another is injured after a crash on the N63 this afternoon.
A man in his 20’s has died after a crash on the N63 this afternoon.
The single vehicle collision happened on the N63 between Newbridge and Ballygar at approximately 12.45pm.
The passenger in the car was pronounced dead at the scene.
His body has been taken to Portiuncula University Hospital where a post-mortem will take place.
The driver, also in his 20’s, was taken to hospital where he is receiving medical attention.
The road remains closed and gardai are appealing for witnesses to contact them.
Anyone with any information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Ballinasloe Garda Station on 090 963 1890, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station.
Gardai and Emergency Services attending the scene of a Road Traffic Accident on N63
Protest is held at The Skerritt Roundabout over dangerous conditions for cyclists and pedestrians in the city
A group of approximately forty campaigners have been protesting at The Skerritt roundabout near ATU Galway over dangerous conditions that exist for cyclists and pedestrians on the streets of Galway.
The Sunday4Safety group, who also run demonstrations in Salthill, set up a pop-up pedestrian crossing at the roundabout.
Skerritt Roundabout was chosen as the location after a cyclist was seriously injured in a collision with a truck last month.
The group said that the extremely dangerous conditions for cyclists and pedestrians are replicated at many other roundabouts across the city.
Organiser Grainne Faller told John Mulligan that decision makers need to factor in safety when it comes to road and street design in Galway.