Con­cern over Abbey­dor­ney vil­lage traf­fic pro­pos­als

The Kerryman (South Kerry Edition) - - NEWS -

CON­CERN is mount­ing over pro­posed changes to the cen­tre of Abbey­dor­ney vil­lage that could see vi­tal park­ing spa­ces lost to busi­nesses.

How­ever, an ini­tial plan to in­stall traf­fic lights has been knocked on the head.

The cur­rent pro­posal is now be­fore the pub­lic for con­sid­er­a­tion in a project aim­ing to make the cen­tre of the vil­lage safe. 6,500 daily ve­hic­u­lar through-passes of the vil­lage were logged in a recent sur­vey, which also found the ma­jor­ity trav­el­ling far faster than the 50pkh limit.

It’s hoped the new plans will slow down traf­fic, but The Ker­ry­man un­der­stands there are many - busi­nesses in­cluded - far from happy with what’s pro­posed.

County Coun­cil­lor Aoife Thorn­ton is urg­ing ev­ery­one to make sub­mis­sions on the plan now. “There is an over­whelm­ing need for pub­lic safety mea­sures but en­gi­neers are also look­ing to the in­ter­ests of busi­nesses. It is vi­tally im­por­tant that ev­ery­one with a stake would make sub­mis­sions to the Road De­sign of­fice now ahead of the dead­line for clo­sures on Mon­day, De­cem­ber 3, next,” Cllr Thorn­ton said.

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