Road needed to address congestion
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.