If a pedestrian crossing is not installed on the Station Road in Castlebar at the junction between McHale road and Hanley’s shop, then the local residents will bring a protest to the street and stop traffic. That’s according to local Independent councillor Michael Kilcoyne.

He raised the concerns of pedestrians at this very busy location, at a recent meeting of Castlebar Municipal District.

The councillor claims the junction is an accident waiting to happen for pedestrians that attempt to cross from McHale road over to the local shop, doctors and pharmacy on the opposite side of the street.

His demand for action from council management on the matter was supported by all councillors present.

Councillor Kilcoyne told Midwest News today that they are no longer prepared to accept what he termed “excuses” from the authority as to why this development is not already in place.


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