Celbridge death road discussed by area councillors

The stretch of road between Applegreen and the M4 in Celbridge which is the subject of calls for safety changes.
A double white line is one of the recommendations for the a stretch of road in Celbridge which has seen two fatal accidents over the past year and a half.

A double white line is one of the recommendations for the a stretch of road in Celbridge which has seen two fatal accidents over the past year and a half.

On 4 September, a 30 year old motorcyclist, Mark Dolan, from Leixlip was killed in Celbridge on the stretch between the Applegreen service station and the M4 motorway. A 16 year old girl tragically died near the filling station on 23 May 2011.

Cllr. Colm Purcell told the Council’s Celbridge area committee on 20 September that the Council’s Director of Services would look at the speed evaulations. He said traffic counts previously found that drivers were not travalling too fast but there have been two deaths. Some action was needed. Cllr. Senan Griffin said he saw nothng wrong with the curve but proposed a double white line - no passing - all along the road.

Cllr. Kevin Byrne and Frank O’Rourke would like signs but Cllr. O’Rourke said “ramps won’t solve the issue” and it was hard to legislate for a minority of drivers.

Councillors believe the road is well designed, for the most part.