Monday, November 21, 2016

Council to conduct Safety Audit of Thompson's Cross works

Kildare County Council says it will conduct a full Safety Audit of the recent controversial works at Thompson’s Cross, writes Brian Byrne.

This is an official response to a complaint sent to the Council’s Customer Service department by a resident of the area.

There’s been strong criticism of the most recent works from users of the junction and associated roads and from a growing number of local representatives.

The concerns centre on the elimination of sections of the hard shoulder and turning lanes, forcing pedestrians, runners and cyclists into the mainstream traffic at the complex junction. One cyclist has already fallen from his bike when there was insufficient room for him in traffic.

Last April, it was agreed that a roundabout is the best method of resolving the problems associated with the junction.

The matter is to be raised at the Athy Municipal District meeting to be held at Kildare County Council today, and at the next meeting of the Naas Municipal District.