I raised the recent chronic traffic congestion in Maynooth town in the Dáil this afternoon and asked the Tánaiste to ensure government prioritises work on the second motorway interchange – this is one part of the puzzle in relieving pressures across the town which has been at a stanstill of late.
James Lawless TD has welcomed the completion of Motorway works between Junction 10 (Naas South) to the M7/M9 junction.
James said, “This is a huge help to commuters who face lengthy journeys and congestion on the M7 every day. The M7 widening project is vital to improving journey times and I am glad to see it move closer towards completion.”
“This represents a €110 million investment in the area and the last phase of this is the Sallins Bypass, completion of which is expected by Quarter 1 of 2020. Having campaigned for these for many years I am delighted to see these infrastructural improvements become reality. These will also relieve pressure on villages like Kill, Johnstown and Eadestown which had developed as “rat runs” due to congestion.”
Naas Area Election Candidate Brian Larkin along with fellow candidates, Cllr Carmel Kelly and Terry Dignan have stated their opposition to the proposed “Route 2” Inner Relief Road in the town.
Brian said “While knocking on doors with my canvass team and following receipt of many indepth e-mails from residents, it has become apparent that the proposed Naas inner relief road is an issue of major concern. I am proud to say I will be showing my support to any and all opposing this plan.”
“Naas like many kildare towns has experienced a rapid expansion in population with which current policy and plans have not kept pace. This plan was originally drawn up in an era when naas was a much smaller town, now when KCC finally have gotten around to implementing this plan. We now need a fresh new approach to solve the traffic congestion problem in Naas.”
Frank O’Rourke TD has welcomed the confirmation of news that Traffic Signals are going to be installed at the junction of Ryebridge in Kilcock.
Frank commented, “Residents from Ryebridge Estate had contacted me over the last number of years highlighting the need to improve traffic management for cars trying to get onto the Old Galway Road from their estate at the Enfield/Summerhill junction.”
“I am delighted that we now have confirmation that Traffic Lights will be installed in the coming months which will bring benefit to the residents of Ryebridge. I have also been informed that there will be a cycle track installed by the end of this summer form Ryebridge Estate to Kilcock Town Centre via the Mill Lane.”
“I want to acknowledge the work of the Council, the developer and the Residents in the Estate for their work with me in relation to this project. I look forward to the works been completed as soon as possible.”