New road to aid Intel investment effort

Part of Intel's Leixlip plant.
KILDARE County Councillors have agree to create a temporary new road by realighin 800 metres of the R148 Leixlip-Maynooth road near Intel.

KILDARE County Councillors have agree to create a temporary new road by realighin 800 metres of the R148 Leixlip-Maynooth road near Intel.

At a meeting on 22 November, Celbridge area members gave the goahead to the creation of the new stretch between the the R148 junction with the R449 and the L1014 local road, known as Kellystown lane.

The Council propose the road will be ready to use before a closure of the R148 and is aimed at aiding Intel plans (12/435).

The report of the County Manager said that there will be a revised junction layout at the Intel facility.

At the same meeting, the area councillors agreed to the extinguishment of a public right of way at the R148, which will be replaced by the temporary road,

The new road, comprising dual and single carriage elements, will be removed after the construction work at Intel is completed.

But others have concerns. Kilcross Properties Ltd, which owns lands located within the Collinstown Local Area Plan, adopted January 2010, said it is in the process of preparing a site masterplan for those land and it had “significant concerns” in relation to the implications of the proposed temporary road for the land at Collinstown.

In his report to members, the County Manager said the development of the Collinstown lands is projected to take place over a period of 20 yeas and will be subject to a “Site Masterplan to be developed for the entire site.”

The Manger said the proposed road is is temporary and it will be removed and traffic will start using the R148. As a result it is not envisaged that the work will affect the future development of Collinstown Local Area plan.

Questions were also raised by Thomas Reid, whose house, beside Intel is the subject of a compulsory purchase order.