NRA PRO­POSAL SPEED LIMIT COULD IN­CREASE TO 120 Km/H Coun­cil­lors op­pose N11 mo­tor­way plan

Bray People - - Report Council -

PRO­POS­ALS that cer­tain sec­tions of the N11 are to be up­graded to mo­tor­way sta­tus have been met with much op­po­si­tion from Wick­low County Coun­cil mem­bers, who say that the idea is ‘lu­di­crous’.

Di­rec­tor of Ser­vices Sea­mus Walker told coun­cil­lors Mon­day that stretches at the Cul­len­more Bends, Ark­low by­pass and Gorey by­pass are all un­der con­sid­er­a­tion for the changes.

‘A limit of 120 km/h would be to­tally crazy at the mo­ment. I re­ally don’t think the coun­cil should al­low it to be­come a mo­tor­way un­til the road up­grades are fin­ished,’ com­mented Cllr. Jimmy O’Shaugh­nessy.

‘The idea of a mo­tor­way level there is ab­so­lutely crazy at the mo­ment. It is off the wall and would show that road safety in Co. Wick­low is not cared about,’ added fel­low Labour mem­ber Conal Ka­vanagh.

Di­rec­tor of Ser­vices Sea­mus Walker told mem­bers that the NRA be­lieves that the road is ca­pa­ble of a 120 km/h speed limit and urged mem­bers to give the is­sue their full con­sid­er­a­tion.

He added that a de­ci­sion against the change could leave Co.Wick­low as the only county without a mo­tor­way which could in turn af­fect jobs.

Coun­cil­lors are op­posed to a pro­posal which could see the speed limit on the Ark­low/Gorey by­pass in­crease to 120 km/h.

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