Thursday, September 10, 2015

Dangerous junction solution on way

The Mile Mill cross roads which has been a serious concern for decades may finally be on the road to being solved, writes Brian Byrne.

As your editor has been suggesting for many years, the best answer is to have all four roads on the junction with stop signs, so that traffic from every direction will have to stop.

The Diary has been informed today by Deputy Martin Heydon that a proposal for just this measure has been submitted to An Garda Siochana by Kildare County Council.

"Traffic would then creep through the junction in the knowledge that another vehicle will not be travelling at speed through it at the same time," Deputy Heydon says. "It's a mechanism that has worked well in other areas and I am hopeful that the proposal will get the approval of the Traffic Corps and allow for the works to proceed next month, as funding has been secured for the works."

Now, how about that other seriously dangerous situation at the Hideout cross roads and the lack of a filter to the New Abbey Road from the south? Pushing our luck, maybe, but there's no harm in asking. Again.