Con­cerns over third lane planned for Kil­macanagoue

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COUN­CIL­LOR Joe Be­han brought up reser­va­tions a res­i­dent of Kil­macanogue had shared with him re­gard­ing con­cerns they had over the cre­ation of a third lane.

The pro­ject aims to im­prove road safety, par­tic­u­larly by the Cir­cle K (for­merly Topaz) petrol sta­tion in Kil­macanogue.

‘I am won­der­ing what the sta­tus is with the third lane on the N11 in the vicin­ity of Kil­macanagoue, the exit lane if you like to serve the garage,’ asked Cllr Be­han at Mon­day’s county coun­cil meet­ing.

‘It is not re­ferred to in the Man­ager’s Re­port and I would have thought the works would have started by now. I was con­tacted by a res­i­dent who is con­cerned with what he saw in the E Ten­der doc­u­ments. He says changes have been made to the de­sign and says it will re­sult in ex­treme dan­ger for the five or six houses sit­u­ated be­fore you get to the garage.’

Coun­cil Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Frank Cur­ran re­sponded that one ten­der ap­plied for the scheme and Trans­port In­fra­struc­ture Ire­land is ready to make an ap­point­ment. He added that a meet­ing was tak­ing place on Fri­day with the res­i­dent in ques­tion.

An of­fi­cial from the Roads Depart­ment con­firmed that a meet­ing had been ar­ranged with the res­i­dent.

He said: ‘It is largely the same scheme. We sat down with each landowner so we could come to spe­cific agree­ments. We will sit down with them and sort it out. We had al­ready hoped to be on the site by now but we would be hope­ful of fi­nal sanc­tion from the TII over the next week.’

A third lane is due to be added to the N11 at Kil­macanogue.

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