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