Demands for lights at Sallins junction

Sallins.
A dangerous junction on the outskirts of Sallins must have traffic lights installed as part of a planned upgrade of the road between the village and Naas.

A dangerous junction on the outskirts of Sallins must have traffic lights installed as part of a planned upgrade of the road between the village and Naas.

The turn-off to Osberstown has been highlighted as a location in need of traffic signals which must be installed as part of the upgrade of the Naas to Sallins road. This upgrade is a National Transport Authority project aimed at improving facilities for cyclists, pedestrians and bus users.

Cllr. Seamie Moore claimed the council is being evasive about whether lights will be installed and Cllr. Fintan Brett said it appeared that Kildare County Council did not favour lights although a consultant drawing up a report as part of the upgrade feels lights are warranted.

Several councillors demanded that lights be provided at the junction.

According to KCC the project in the very early stages and both members of the public and the councillors will be invited to make submissions on the project at a later stage.

Naas Town Manager Eamonn O’Sullivan said: “No decision has been made about lights in or lights out. We will take the views of the councillors back to the consultant.”

He also said that a preliminary design for the scheme is not yet available and it is not known when this document will be available.