Castleconnell petition on Nelson’s Cross delivered to Department

Sinn Féin Senator Paul Gavan

LIMERICK Sinn Féin Senator Paul Gavan has delivered a petition to the Department of Transport calling for urgent road safety measures to be implemented at Nelson’s Cross in Castleconnell. 

The petition was organised and signatures collected by a number of local residents close to the dangerous junction which has seen three accidents over the past six months.

The petition calls for the provision of a raised surface as well as steps to improve visibility and control speed.

Handing the petition into officials from the Department of Transport, Senator Gavan confirmed that a request for funding for safety measures has been made by Limerick City and County Council to Department officials.

“I’m grateful to the council for recognising and responding to the concerns of so many local residents, hundreds of whom have signed this petition.”

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“We are now demanding that the Department of Transport support this request and ensure that measures will be implemented this year to finally make this junction safe. A tabletop, or raised, surface would ensure that cars and trucks travelling along the R525 would have to slow down approaching the cross.”

After speaking with Department officials Senator Gavan confirmed that a final decision on funding for Nelson’s Cross would be made by the Department before the end of February.

“Department officials can now be in no doubt as to the importance of this issue to the people of Castleconnell. Let’s hope they respond positively and take action on this urgent road safety issue,” he added.