Concerns over Charleville pedestrian deaths on Limerick to Cork road

The Main Street in Charleville has been the scene of several pedestrian deaths.

A PUBLIC meeting will be held in Charleville next week to discuss growing concerns about pedestrian safety on the town’s Main Street which forms part of the N20 road linking Limerick to Cork.

The meeting in the Charleville Park Hotel on Wednesday May 31 follows the death of 72-year-old Margaret Lyons, who was killed in an accident with a heavy goods vehicle (HGV) on May 15.

It was the second such casualty on the town’s Main Street in three weeks and Ms Lyons was one of the eight people to have lost their lives trying to cross the street in the past ten years.

Transport Infrastructure Ireland has said it will fund safety upgrades on the N20 running through Charleville, including pedestrian crossings, as well as providing funds for a relief road to remove HGVs from the town centre.

The transport authority acknowledged that a proper bypass of the town will not be provided until the proposed upgrade of the M/N20 Limerick to Cork Road is completed.

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