Light se­quence may help long school run de­lay

The Argus - - NEWS -

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.

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