Call to lower limit on the main Belfast road


THERE have been calls for urgent action to prevent a serious collision at another junction on the main Enniskillen to Belfast road, one that has been described as “an accident waiting to happen.”
The call comes after the Department of Infrastructure said it would carry out works to on the Station Road junction on the A4 following the fatal accident which sadly claimed the life of 29-year-old Kiara McCoy last October.
Now, it has been revealed there is another junction nearby, at Greenhill Road, that also needs urgent attention.
Speaking at the February meeting of Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, both Cllr Paul Robinson and Cllr Sheamus Greene said the junction was also dangerous.
Cllr Greene, who is a school bus driver, said there was no right turning lane at the junction, which is the third turn off to Brookeborough after Enniskillen, and it was “an accident waiting to happen.”
“I sit there waiting to turn with the children on the bus, and the lorries go flying past on the hard shoulder,” he said, suggesting the speed limit be lowered like in Tamlaght. “Some day there’s going to be a car or something on the hard shoulder and they will take the car or the bus with them.”
It was agreed to write to the Department of Infrastructure requesting solutions to make the A4, and particularly the junctions, safer.

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