By Emma Ryan
LETTERKENNY councillors have called for extra signage to be installed at the new one way system at the Cathedral following issues with heavy goods vehicles.
The problem has arisen since the works were finished on the new one way system at the Cathedral as drivers of heavy goods vehicles are advised not to travel down to the Market Square.
However, the lack of signage was raised at a recent Council meeting by the Mayor of the Letterkenny-Milford Municipal District, Cllr Kevin Bradley.
He said he was at a recent funeral at the Cathedral and observed a 40-foot-lorry attempting to go down the road.
He called for additional signage to be installed in the area ‘as a matter of urgency’.
“The work in the area is fantastic and it works well. However, I was at a funeral recently and witnessed an 40-foot-lorry coming down the road and he was attempting to go down to the Market Square.
“There was one sign for the way down and when he was asked why he came down the road, he said he did not see the sign as he was too busy watching out for the kerbs.
“The team has looked at it but it needs to be looked at again,” said Cllr Bradley.
The motion was seconded by Cllr Donal ‘Mandy’ Kelly who said the work was a fantastic job but added he has the same concerns as Cllr Bradley.
David McIlwaine, Senior Executive Engineer for Donegal County Council said it is a proposal ‘well worth looking at.’
He added there is a sign at the Cathedral and at Church Lane but he accepted LGVs have ‘gone too far if they reach there.’
A spokesperson for Donegal County Council said, “As part of the design process an Autotrack assessment was carried out on the One Way System and it demonstrated that the road is suitable for HGV traffic.
“Signs have been erected to advise HGV traffic not to go down towards the Market Square. A review will be carried out to see if additional signage is required.”