New traffic lights in Manorhamilton to be turned on in mid-December

The new traffic lights in Manorhamilton will be up and running in mid-December despite opposition to them by many including businesses in the town.

Local businesses in Manorhamilton are still very concerned about new traffic lights being installed in the centre of the town.

After much controversy, Leitrim County Council has confirmed that they will be turned on by mid-December at a cost of €90,000.

Some businesses fear it could even put them out of business due to the reduction of parking spaces on streets like Sean MacDiarmada street.

Phillip Rooney the Chairperson of the Business Forum in Manorhamilton says other options should have been considered:

These people who spoke to Ocean FM News in Manorhamilton last week have their views on the matter:

Phillip says only time will tell the impact they will have on the town.