Concerns over third lane planned for Kilmacanagoue
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.