Garda warning after first day of traffic disruption at Old Town Letterkenny

first_imgGardaí have issued a warning to motorists to obey the temporary traffic lights after a number of incidents at Old Town Letterkenny.Four sets of traffic lights have been placed at routes approaching the Old Town Road in front of Old Dunnes for the second phase of the Irish Water works in the area.The traffic management system caused lengthy delays on the first day of operation. Traffic approaching roadworks at Old Town Road 06/08/2019Motorists experienced tailbacks of up to 40 minutes from the Aura Letterkenny to the busy junction on Tuesday.Gardaí say they have received reports of motorists not obeying the traffic lights.A spokesperson issued this warning: “Everybody has a destination to go to and nobody likes waiting in traffic but by not obeying the traffic lights you only cause a delay for others and also run the risk of being involved in a collision.“Gardaí will be monitoring the traffic flow in the area and if they observe someone driving through a red light then they will have no option but to deal with that person accordingly. “We all have to follow the rules of the road and we all want to get home safely so please drive with due consideration and have patience.”Gardaí arrested a man in the vicinity on Tuesday night after he damaged several cars which were queed in the traffic.Meanwhile, local residents have called for the works to be halted to accommodate mourners visiting a wake in the Crievesmith area.Garda warning after first day of traffic disruption at Old Town Letterkenny was last modified: August 7th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img