Questions over junction at Convent Lane, Maynooth

During road works at end of Carton Avenue

During road works at end of Carton Avenue

KILDARE County Council will consider the creation of a yellow box at the junction of Convent lane and Main Street, Maynooth after issues have been raised about a new junction layout at the end of the Main Street.

At the 9 July meeting of the Maynooth Municipal District meeting, Cllr. Teresa Murray asked for the yellow box so that traffic from Convent Lane would find it easier to turn onto Main Street, both left and right.

Cllr. Tim Durkan also raised the issue of a left turning lane, and asked if the Council was aware of traffic problems the new layout is causing in the area

Officials said that a safety Audit will be done there when the schools reopen and a zebra crossing at the Citizens Advice Centre is switched on.

Previously, they said, there was ad hoc parking in the area with little or no traffic regulation and haphazard traffic turning.

Cllr. Durkan said the surface of the new area would be an ice rink.

Cllr. Murray said she hoped the audit would happen very early in September.

Area engineer, Jonathan Deane, said the work was done according to mandatory design standards.

Mr. Deane said the provision of a left turning lane would not have fitted in with these standards.

Council official, Ger Duff, said they were “very satisfied with the performance of this junction.”




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