Road closure would ‘cut off community’
THE possible closure of a junction on the main Cork to Limerick road where two US tourists were killed would result in local residents being “cut off from the community”.
Cork County Council is considering the future of the Waterloo junction and will engage in public consultation about the matter.
This follows on from the death of American tourists, Jim Baker (62) of Indiana and Peggy Sue Adams (59) from Ohio, who were killed when their car was involved in a collision with a truck on the N20 at Waterloo Junction just north of Blarney in Co Cork on September 11 last year.
However, residents in Waterloo, near Blarney, Co Cork, say the possible closure is causing them great distress.
Broadcaster Jonathan Healy, who lives locally, says that if the junction closes, it would entail a 30km round trip for some to schools, and GAA clubs.
“People are shocked and angered by the proposed closure,” he said.
A public meeting is being organised this week to which all local representatives will be invited.