Major concerns on safety issues at Black Avenue, Leixlip

KILDARE County Council has been asked to delay work on a contract at Black Avenue in Leixlip on the grounds that residents in the area remain very concerned over safety, writes Henry Bauress.

KILDARE County Council has been asked to delay work on a contract at Black Avenue in Leixlip on the grounds that residents in the area remain very concerned over safety, writes Henry Bauress.

Cllr. Anthony Larkin and Denis McCarthy put down the motion at the Town Council on 1 October.

Cllr. Larkin said that “open and frank” discussions with the resident in the Mill Lane and Castleark area would help.

The residents are hoping a meeting with Kildare County Council’s Director of Services, Joe Boland, will help solve traffic and other issues.

Cllr. Larkin said a “permanent” solution was needed for the area.

Cllr. Joe Neville said the road needed to be widened or trucks could fall into back gardens.

Clllr. Shane Fitzgerald said he thought they should block the road but others rejected this.

A large group of residents attended the meeting. Declan Kenny, Mill Lane said the traffic management plan as outlined would not be acceptable at Intel and legal action could be considered.