Disappointment at the new road...


Disappointment at the new road safety measures for Charleville

Lana O'Connor
Lana O'Connor

11:35 28 Nov 2023

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New road safety measures to be introduced in Charleville in the New Year have been described as a "missed opportunity"

Two people have been killed this year on the town's Main Street , with campaigners calling for a relief road to remove heavy goods vehicles from the town centre

Under the new plans an extra pedestrian crossing will be installed in January and the existing crossings will be raised to allow for greater visibility.

However Evelyn O'Keeffe from Charleville Community Forum told RedFM News that 1300 HGV's travel through the town daily and this needs to be tackled in order to reduce the risk

"We have to look at the causes of the deaths and most of them were HGV's and elderly pedestrians. They are not listening to what the coroner said after the last two deaths - that we need to reduce the risk so we need to reduce the HGV's. None of the five road safety measures that are going to be introduced in January are going to reduce any HGV's from the Main Street "

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