CONCERN over excess traffic on the Black Avenue continues in Leixlip as the County Council has said it will not stop discharging effluent into the Leixlip Wastewater Treatment Plan by road, in the interest of residents of Mill Lane and Castle Park.
The Council said the waste was in the plant’s planning permission, is an important service and economically important.
Kildare County Council was criticised at the Town Council meeting, attended by local residents.
Councillors have rejected an assertion by Director of Services, Joe Boland, that upgrading work on the nearby Silleachain Lane, will provide a safer alternative to users of the Black Avenue, which is subject both to discharging and construction traffic as the plant is upgraded.
There is also discontent over the fact that saftey is the responsibiliity of the contractor.”We have been hoodwinked,” Cllr. Denis McCarthy told Leixlip Town Council on 14 January. Cllr. McCarthy said he also wanted to see a safety report drawn up with the Health and Safety Authority.