Local Fianna Fáil TD Eugene Murphy has welcomed the fact that improvement works have been carried out at Scramogue Cross following his continued efforts to highlight the need for upgrading works on the N5.
Eugene Murphy recently raised the matter with the Minister for Transport Shane Ross as numerous accidents have occurred along this stretch of road from Tarmonbarry to Ballaghaderreen. “I have continuously highlighted the ongoing problems near my own native Scramogue Cross as this area is really a death trap which needs urgent attention. Numerous motorists and constituents in the Scramogue area have contacted me in relation to the ongoing issues at Scramogue on the main N5- this is a national primary route where there is a staggered type crossroads in operation. It is not an exaggeration to say that many people are scared to death going through Scramogue Cross as it is such a death trap.
“I am delighted to see that recent improvement works have been carried out at the Cross and a number of signs have been replaced and re-positioned which will help to improve visibility lines.
“I will continue to work with the Local Authority in a bid to have a collision history of the crossroads carried out as this will be necessary to prepare costings, feasibility study etc for road safety improvements at this location,” concluded Deputy Murphy.