Newbridge traffic plan due to begin on November 30

Long awaited plan

Niamh O'Donoghue

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Newbridge traffic plan due to begin on November 30

File photo: Newbridge town centre

The long awaited transport plan is on the way for Newbridge, according to a Kildare TD.

She said Kildare County Council recently announced that they will be commencing the new transport plan for the Newbridge area.

“I am extremely glad that work on a new traffic management plan for Newbridge is going ahead. It is my understanding that work will commence on November 30,” said Dep Fiona O’Loughlin.

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“The traffic in Newbridge is chaotic at most times of the year and with the lead up to Christmas fast approaching, it is only going to get worse. Newbridge needs a strategic, long term plan for traffic management to deal increased housing and attraction to the busy town centre”.

O’Loughlin said it was welcoming to see increases to the local economy and the building of more houses around the surrounding areas, which are much needed.

“However, we must ensure that the infrastructure is capable of the influx. Sexes Bridge is a prime example of an area that needs adjustments. The area around Sarsfields has developed significantly in recent years and yet the only changes to this bridge were adding traffic lights and a footpath,” she said. 

“The school also adds to the traffic congestion here and not to mention the huge delays experienced at all angles for people crossing the main bridge in the town.”

She pointed out all roads leading into the town are experiencing long delays throughout the day and more so during school runs, weekends and soon with the late night shopping commencing.

“I have urged that Kildare County Council complete this plan in a timely manner to enhance the town even further,” concluded O’Loughlin.