R294 upgrade needed urgently says Independent councillor

An Independent South Sligo councillor has called on the council to seek immediate funding to upgrade the R294.

Margaret Gormley raised the issue at a meeting of the Tubbercurry/Ballymote Municipal District this week.

She says that the road is a main route connecting Ballina in Co. Mayo to Boyle in Co. Roscommon and right through South Sligo.

In 2005 a report was submitted by Sligo, Roscommon and Mayo councils to carry out improvement works on the road but nothing was ever done.

Councillor Gormley says upgrading the road is a matter of public safety.