Funding allocated for Charleville safety upgrades

The recent deaths of two people on Charleville’s Main Street has led to the allocation of funding for safety upgrades in the North Cork town.

Margaret Lyons and Pat Galvin died within a fortnight of each other – both were struck by a lorry on the town’s Main Street in two separate incidents.

Their deaths prompted fresh calls for new safety measures to be introduced on the Main Street including the upgrading of the five pedestrian crossings in the town.

Transport Infrastructure Ireland has agreed to fund immediate upgrades to the pedestrian crossings and also to provide money to design a relief road to take heavy goods vehicles out of the town centre.

Speaking to RedFM News local Cllr John Paul O’Shea says the need for these upgrades has been well identified.

“We’ve been raising this for many months now.

“The need for pedestrian safety improvements in Charleville has been well indentified, we’ve been working with TII on this for months,.

“Thankfully they have now approved for us to proceed with these works, and they’ve also approved for us to do preparatory works for a local relief road.”


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