Kyle Cross work will mean up to 12 weeks of N11 de­lays

Wexford People - - NEWS - By ANNA HAYES

MO­TORISTS us­ing the N11 can ex­pect traf­fic de­lays at Kyle Cross, north of Fer­rycar­rig, for the next ten to 12 weeks as road­works take place to im­prove and nar­row the road and junc­tion.

A stop-go sys­tem will be in place for the du­ra­tion of the works and the coun­cil will be mon­i­tor­ing the traf­fic man­age­ment sys­tem through the use of tech­nol­ogy like drones, which will give a clearer pic­ture as to when and where there may be is­sues.

Ap­prox­i­mately 13,000 cars use the road ev­ery day.

Wex­ford County Coun­cil Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Man­ager David Minogue ex­plained that, as it stands, traf­fic trav­el­ling south to Wex­ford have a left-turn lane for Cross­abeg, a straight road for con­tin­u­ing traf­fic, and a right-turn lane bring­ing them to Kyle. For traf­fic com­ing from the op­po­site di­rec­tion, the road lay­out is the same.

‘We are nar­row­ing the whole junc­tion and do­ing away with the slip lanes. What that will do is slow down traf­fic on what is a fast piece of road and make it eas­ier for mo­torists com­ing from Kyle and Cross­abeg to get across the road.’

In ad­di­tion to those works, he pointed out that the qual­ity of the road had de­te­ri­o­rated in the lo­ca­tion and, be­cause of its high usage, it was very im­por­tant that im­prove­ment works were car­ried out.

‘The works will take ten to 12 weeks. We will have a stop-go traf­fic light sys­tem in place. There will, in­evitably, be de­lays but we’re ap­peal­ing for pa­tience from the pub­lic. This is a sig­nif­i­cant junc­tion and, un­for­tu­nately, there is no easy op­tion when it comes to man­ag­ing traf­fic on it.’

He added that, given the vol­ume of traf­fic on the road, and the con­di­tion of other routes around the area, de­tour­ing was not con­sid­ered a suit­able so­lu­tion in this case.

The project is be­ing fully funded by Trans­port In­fras­truc­ture Ire­land, as part of its na­tional fund­ing.

An elec­tronic sign near Kyle Cross yes­ter­day (Mon­day) alert­ing driv­ers to the 12 weeks of dis­rup­tion.

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