Tuesday, January 25, 2022

The council has been asked by Monasterevin councillor Kevin Duffy to include the resurfacing of the Derrylea Road and Quinnsboro Road (L1002) in the 2022 rural road resurfacing programme.

Cllr Duffy’s motion was discussed at the January meeting of Kildare-Newbridge MD. It was noted that the Municipal District office are at present finalising the 2022 roads programme and agree to include these for consideration, subject to meeting the criteria.

If the annual average traffic volumes and the condition of the roads are low and they do not make the priority list, they may be considered for a Community Involvement Scheme if the local community are interested.

Cllr Noel Connolly, meanwhile, asked that the council install yellow boxes at the junction of the R414 at the Health Centre on Cowpasture and at Supervalu on Togher Road, in Monasterevin.

The report issued in response to his motion explained that this area is located very close to a signalised junction where the traffic loops are located directly outside the health centre, and for the traffic lights to function correctly traffic must wait in this area to activate the lights. Therefore, the MD office doesn’t intend installing a yellow box.

Cllr Connolly urged that this be looked at again.

By Conor Forrest
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