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Safety scheme on road near Mountmellick rejected

The N80 junction which leads to Clonaghadoo

A proposed safety scheme at Clonaghdoo has been rejected by members of Laois County Council.

At the monthly meeting of Laois County Council, Cllr Seamus McDonald said he had “serious concerns” about the proposed one-way system in the area near Mountmellick, on the Laois/Offaly border.

He said he knows of two cattle men who it was cause difficulty for. “There are 10 or 12 people who are opposed to it,” he said.

Cllr David Goodwin also opposed the measures, saying other alternatives could be investigated.

“There must be other safety measures, but less controversial,” he said.

Director of services Kieran Kehoe said they had considered the safety measures at their last meeting and then further negotiations had taken place. “We agreed to submissions made by residents,” he said.

“The scheme is being proposed because of safety issues. There have been numerous accidents there,” he said.

Mr Kehoe said it was now up to the council to amend or reject the proposal. Further negotiation will now take place on the plan.

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