Concern voiced again about traffic from new Western Distributor Route in Sligo

Concern has again been voiced over how traffic from the new €20m Western Distributor Road in Sligo town will affect residents in a number of estates and houses, including those in Kevinsfort Heath, Seaview Park, Sraid na Mara and others in the First Sea Road area.

The Western Distributor Road will link the N4 from the Caltragh interchange to the Finisklin area, providing important access to IDA lands and premises.

Although all councillors have welcomed the new route, which is expected to open next month, there have been concerns about the impact of increased traffic on certain areas through which it passes.

The issued was raised at the September monthly meeting of the council by former mayor Cllr Rosaleen O’Grady.

Similar concerns were aired at this week’s meeting of councillors from the Borough of Sligo Municipal District by Cllr Arthur Gibbons.

Cllr Gibbons was told the situation will be assessed, and that any measures deemed appropriate will be implemented ‘subject to appropriate design and funding.’

However, he says the reality is that traffic will take the easiest route, which will be the Western Distributor Road.