Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Deputy Pearse Doherty is calling on both Donegal County Council and the Department of Transport to provide proper pedestrian and wheelchair user access into and out of Bunbeg village at the Clady River crossing in the village.
Deputy Doherty, who has this week written to the Local Authority in relation to proposals to erect a pedestrian foot bridge at the site, will this week be raising the project with the Minister for Transport, Shane Ross.
Commenting on the need to address the lack of suitable and safe pedestrian access along the route, Deputy Doherty said:
“For some time now, local residents have been raising concerns surrounding the limited pedestrian access into and out of Bunbeg village at the Clady River.
“Currently, walkers and wheelchair users wishing to enter and exit the village from the site must deviate out onto the main road using the existing road bridge which spans the Clady River along the R257 route.