Road needed to ad­dress con­ges­tion

Bray People - - NEWS -

CLLR John Ryan asked in a no­tice of mo­tion that the dis­trict bring for­ward plans im­me­di­ately for an al­ter­na­tive ac­cess/exit route through Bray town to al­le­vi­ate the huge traf­fic de­lays be­ing ex­pe­ri­enced by all traf­fic both pub­lic and pri­vat.e

THE mem­bers heard that the draft TII cor­ri­dor study pro­poses a new link from the Dar­gle Road to the Her­bert Road, which would pro­vide a new ac­cess be­tween the N11 and the south side of the town. How­ever this would en­tail sub­stan­tial en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pacts, tech­ni­cal chal­lenges and high costs.

Both Kil­lar­ney Lane and Kil­bride Lane would also have to be up­graded to max­imise the ben­e­fit of the link. A less chal­leng­ing op­tion would be to pro­vided a new north­ern ac­c­cess be­tween theN11 and Grey­stones, which would then pro­vide more road ca­pac­ity for Bray traf­fic at the Kil­lar­ney Road in­ter­change.

A new road link be­tween Boghall Road and the South­ern Cross at the for­mer Scher­ing Plough land would ease con­ges­tion at the junc­tions at each end of the Boghall Road. A de­sign brief is cur­rently be­ing pre­pared for the widen­ing of Sea­point Road near its junc­tion with Main Street. It is in­tended that there should also be new seg­re­gated pedes­trian bridges on ei­ther side of the Fran O’Toole Bridge, which will fa­cil­i­tate an ex­tra lane south bound on this bridge. Up­grades/im­proved traf­fic management of all the ex­ist­ing ac­cess routes (ie. Dublin Road, Dar­gle Road, Ve­vay Road and Kil­lar­ney) are also re­quired.

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