Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Naughten welcomes move on M6 signage

Cllr. John Naughten has welcomed Roscommon County Council’s decision to go back to the NRA to seek improved signage on the new M6 in South Roscommon.

“The area between Athlone and Ballinasloe is suffering because of a lack of signage for local businesses, community and tourist destinations,” stated Cllr. Naughten, who raised the matter at a recent meeting of Roscommon County Council.

Prior to the opening of the motorway, the National Roads Authority failed to accept all of Roscommon County Council’s recommendations in relation to signposting, which has led to the current difficulties being experienced.

In response to Cllr. Naughten’s concerns the Council has agreed to contact the NRA with a view to having signposting improved for the old N6 route in advance of junctions 13 and 14 on the new M6. The Council is also to improve signage at the Daneshill/Monksland and Tulrush interchanges in order to give more prominence to destinations along the old N6.

“This is the longest stretch of motorway between Dublin and Galway with no exit located in between and many businesses and amenities in the area need this signage to ensure their survival,” stated Cllr. Naughten. “It is vital that the NRA fully accepts and implements the original recommendations of the council in the interest of local businesses and amenities.”