Thurles Independent councillor Jim Ryan has this week expressed his satisfaction at the meeting that he had with NRA officials in Dublin recently in his role as Chairman of the Thurles Area Councillors.
In a statement to this week’s Tipperary Star Cllr Ryan states that the meeting between council officials and the NRA proved very constructive in relation to a number of areas including Turtula Cross.
“I have been raising the issue of safety concerns on Turtulla Cross for some time now and given the opportunity to meet with the NRA officials, I again raised the issue with them. The NRA officials listened to my concerns and agreed to see if further funds could be made available pending reports sent into them from the councils engineering staff.
“Of course money will play a part but I feel that if enough pressure is put on the NRA, then hopefully a positive outcome will happen. A number of accidents have occurred on the cross down through the years and a lot of complaints about how dangerous the cross is, have been lodged with the council.
“Work and progress has been made on the cross and the main Turtulla Road, but in my opinion, more is now needed. I also believe that the Archestown link road should be widened so as to allow the council to look at the possibility of installing a footpath out to Turtulla Cross as a matter of urgency.
“This is a very busy road with the industrial estate located in the area and add this to the fact that it is used as a link road to avoid traffic delays in Kickham Street, it is obvious that works need to be carried out.”