‘Urgent solution needed’ before fatal accident occurs at County Limerick junction

Donal O’Regan

Reporter:

Donal O’Regan

Senator Maria Byrne at the Five Cross Roads in Murroe Picture: Kieran Ryan Benson

Senator Maria Byrne at the Five Cross Roads in Murroe Picture: Kieran Ryan Benson

LIMERICK Senator Maria Byrne says there is a realistic fear locally that it is only a matter of time before there is a fatal accident at a County Limerick crossroads.

After “yet another accident” at the Five Cross Roads in Murroe, Senator Byrne has called on Limerick City and County Council roads Department to install a roundabout at this “notorious accident blackspot”. 

“For years this junction has been the scene of countless accidents. Any traffic calming measures thus far have simply not worked. Following my representations to the relevant engineers in the council I understand that further traffic calming measures are to be put in place at this location but anything short of traffic lights or a roundabout at this location is not acceptable,” said Senator Byrne.  

“I personally have used this junction on numerous occasions since the instillation of flashing stop signs and other measures. While these measures are welcome they simply cannot remove the danger. While attending regular meeting with the Murroe Wood Park committee, I cannot think of a meeting at which the topic of the Five Cross Roads wasn’t raised with me by someone,” said Senator Byrne.  

The Fine Gael senator urged council engineers to address the problems at the location with a “sense of urgency as there is a realistic fear locally that it is only a matter of time before there is a fatal accident at this junction”.