*Cllr Joe Cooney. Photograph: Burren Eye Photography

ROADSIDE EMBANKMENTS are to be raised at Killaderry on the main Broadford to Sixmilebridge road.

Installation of safety barriers at the location had been sought by Cllr Joe Cooney (FG) who argued “section of (the) side are very dangerous”.

Niamh Madden, senior executive engineer with the Killaloe Municipal District in response to the motion confirmed, “works will be carried out to raise the roadside embankments where practicable”.

An assessment of the area was completed and it was then agreed to also provide reflective roadside verge delineator posts “which will complement the existing line markings on this road. The Municipal District does not have the funding to provide crash barrier but this can be considered in the future, should funding become available. However it is envisaged that the proposals as outlined above will assist in providing verge side protection and guidance to motorists”.

Such measures will make the road safer, Cllr Cooney acknowledged, “We’re all well aware of the section of road, there’s no grounds on either side, it is land, we’re all well aware that a number of cars have gone in there on different occasions, I welcome the reply. It is probably not possible to do it but at least it will be made safer”.

Drivers often have their hearts in their mouth when travelling along this stretch, Cllr Alan O’Callaghan (FF) admitted. “It has come up on a few occasions about this section of road, it is hard, there is a deep trail on both sides and it is narrow enough, sometimes when I meet cars myself on that road my heart would be in my mouth because you can’t keep in to the path, it is something that needs to be done. We can’t bank it because of the deep trail on both sides but certainly something needs to be done because your heart would be in your mouth especially coming against another car”.

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