Light sequence may help long school run delay
CLLR. Maria Doyle has suggested examining the traffic lights sequence at Vincent Avenue in order to aid traffic flow from the Carrick Road into town.
She said it can take half an hour to drive from Willow Grove to the garda barracks in the mornings, now that the schools are back.
Traffic volumes are very high, and the Crescent roundabout and lights at Vincent Avenue are causing tailbacks.
Meanwhile, Cllr. Conor Keelan has stated if the proposed road through Farndreg Estate goes ahead, speed signs and additional traffic calming measures for the area will be required.
He added there is already significant traffic in Farndreg, Marian Park and Clan Chullain Park.
Cllr. Keelan added that traffic calming measures are also needed on the Armagh Road.
Phase 4 of the work (Hackballscross to Rassan) on the N53 Dundalk to Castleblayney Road was raised by Cllr. Tomás Sharkey.
He said there was very little information available to the public at a recent meeting in Naomh Malachi GFC.
‘It was a damp squib. When will it start and finish?’ he asked.
Senior engineer Pat Finn said he is confident the road will be constructed in due course.
‘It’s worthwhile consulting with locals at an early stage. There will be further consultation.’
Work continuing at the site for oláiste Chú Chullain.