Works planned for "dangerous" Lough Egish junction

Jun 23, 2021 12:06 By News Northern Sound
Works planned for "dangerous" Lough Egish junction Works planned for "dangerous" Lough Egish junction
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It's been described as the most dangerous junction in the county.

A Part 8 planning application for works to a "dangerous" junction at the Lough Egish Business Park is set to be submitted in August.

Councillors received a report on the proposed road realignment and junction safety improvement works at a recent Ballybay-Clones MD meeting.

Works on improving footpaths, fencing, and public lighting at Lough Egish are on-going, having commenced on the 8th of June.


Councillor Sean Gilliand hailed these works as a "Godsend".

New directional signs have also been procured for the area.

The improvement scheme, which was initiated in 2019, includes the widening of the roads approaching the junction at Lough Egish.


At a recent meeting, the MD's new assistant engineer, Craig Connolly, delivered a presentation outlining the preliminary design options for the junction safety improvement works.

He said proposed works would make the turn approaching the junction "more curved", rather than being at a "90-degree angle".

Sean Gilliand welcomed the project for a junction he says is the "busiest HGV junction, and possibly the most dangerous, in the county".


He called on councillors to "crack on with it when the design team gives the go ahead".

However, the works require the purchase of land along the Shercock Road section.

Mr Connolly said no contact has been made with the affected landowners, but they aim to make contact soon.


Councillor Seamus Coyle asked for "immediate consultation with landowners", adding that "rumour won't help" advance the project.

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