first_imgCllr James Pat Mc Daid asked the Council to write to the Minister to seek a commitment of funding for the continuation of the planning process, CPOs and a full EIS (Environmental Impact Study) for the Bonagee Link Road outside Letterkenny.Cllr James Pat McDaidThe council acquired Martins filling station and part of the Unifi car park for this project so they have already given a commitment to it, he said.However, Cllr Mc Daid said that this isn’t good enough as there has been no progress in relation to this project ever since. All the relevant studies has been carried out and a cost benefit analysis to prove that this project would be very beneficial to the economic development of Letterkenny.“Letterkenny really needs this second bridge as it would do so much for the Town and all surrounding areas. For example, this would relieve the traffic congestion very significantly around the town and it would also save the road users a lot of time while travelling up towards the mountain top and also to out the Ramelton Rd.”Cllr Mc Daid went onto to say that this project has been kept in the dark for long enough.“We seen the effects of the traffic congestion in past times when the road had to be closed due to traffic accidents. The town was completely blocked and as a result people missed hospital appointments, were late for school and work, and missed flights to name a few. If we had this Bonagee link road this wouldn’t have happened.” He said this project must be a priority for the growing town of Letterkenny.“It has been 25 years since the dual carriage way has been opened and that’s as far as we have got. The Manor round about to Lifford road is another road which needs to be a priority this is a very poor road which is subject to a lot of critics due to traffic when leading into a town the size of Letterkenny,” he concluded McDAID URGES COUNCIL TO KEEP BONAGEE LINK ROAD HIGH ON THE AGENDA was last modified: April 18th, 2015 by StephenShare 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) Tags:Bonagee Link RoadCllr James Pat McDaiddonegallast_img read more