Independent councillor Joe Bonner has welcomed promises from Meath County Council in relation to traffic management at Oberstown cross in Skryne
He told Meath Live, ‘Following my Public Information Meeting on Tuesday 23rd. November in RST Community Centre re. road safety issues at Oberstown Cross, Rathfeigh School and Skryne School, I have been highlighting the issues to Meath County Council Transport Department.I have now been informed that Meath County Council are going to carry out further works to improve the safety at this junction.
These works are to include:
1. The installation of ramps at Oberstown Cross/ Swans Cross to slow down the traffic. This then will become an all stop junction. Similar to Curragha Cross.2. The ramps are of the bolted down type. An order has been placed for the ramps. 3. Extra lighting will be installed in order to comply with the regulations regarding the installation of ramps. 4. Trees will be further cut back in agreement with the landowners at the approach to the junction. 5. A traffic speed data survey will be carried out prior to the commencement of the works and after the works are completed. 6. A survey of the traffic at both schools is to be carried out. 7. Meath County Council intend to carry out the work as soon as they have the extra lights installed and have delivery of the ramps.
‘I would like to thank the public for their support on this issue.’