Progress being made at Dag Weld’s cross roads - meeting hears

Safety improvements

Sarah Peppard


Sarah Peppard


Progress being made at Dag Weld’s cross roads - meeting hears

Aerial shot Dag Weld's cross roads PICTURE: DESSIE BOLAND

Progress is being made to make the dangerous Blackwood Cross, better known as Dag Weld’s Cross, safer.

The crossroads, which is on the R402, has traffic coming from Prosperous, Coill Dubh, Allenwood and Caragh.

A report issued by Kildare County Council at the September Kildare-Newbridge Municipal District meeting said; “An outline costing for safety improvements at this junction has been prepared. The work outline includes resurfacing, anti-skid surfacing on approaches, improved road markings, improved signage and sightline clearance along the R403 approaching this junction, which would include a land acquisition requirement, tree clearance, boundary works and services diversions.”


The Roads Department has made a submission to An Bord Pleanála with regard to this junction, and other roads/junctions, on the impact of the proposed haul routes of the Drehid Strategic Infrastructure Development proposal.

The outcome of the Board’s Oral Hearing is awaited.