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03/08/2021

Road accident risk near cinema

FEARS have been expressed that a fatal accident will occur on a section of the Dublin Road, Naas, if a safety barrier is not put up.

FEARS have been expressed that a fatal accident will occur on a section of the Dublin Road, Naas, if a safety barrier is not put up.

Motorists travelling along the route, close to the Storm Cinema, have experienced traffic hazards because of the number of vehicles crossing from one traffic lane to another.

Cllr. Seamie Moore has asked Kildare County Council to explain why a commitment to construct a “centre road safety barrier” has not materialised.

He said the council should establish whether the developer or the council itself should pay for the project.

The risk arises, Cllr. Moore said, when motorists cross from one side of the road way to the other – rather than using the roundabouts situated on the the road.

Cllr. Moore also criticised people who park outside the cinema and said bollards should be erected outside the cinema “to stop motorists from parking and totally destroying the green verge.”

Unless action is taken a fatal accident will occur, warned Cllr. Willie Callaghan adding “it’s a very dangerous part of the road”.

He called for the council’s planning department and the developer of the cinema to get together to put a remedy in place.

It emerged that the council has been in touch with the developer about constructing a road barrier which “broadly” formed part of the planning permission decision.

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