Meeting held to tackle road safety problem

Cllr Joe O'Neill at the Annaghmore Road in Derrytresk
Cllr Joe O'Neill at the Annaghmore Road in Derrytresk

Councillors and officials from Roads Service have met to discuss work to improve safety on a notorious bend in the Derrytresk area.

Sinn Fein representatives recently held a site meeting to discuss the issue.

Local councillor, Joe O’Neill, was among those in attendance as attempts were made to address the problems on the Annaghmore Road.

The purpose of the meeting was to examine what measures could be taken to improve conditions at the location, which Cllr O’Neill described as an “extremely hazardous bend”.

Speaking after the meeting, the Torrent councillor explained:

“As a result of this meeting Roads Service have put up safety bollards along the road and grit has been left at the bend so it can be put on the bend in bad weather conditions.

“This is very welcome and could potentially save lives. I would like to thank Roads Service for their quick response to this issue and I will continue to work closely with them through council to see more done to make this road and other roads in the area safer. I have also asked for a count to be taken on this road to see if it meets the criteria for gritting.”