TRAFFIC ALERT: Part of Naas Newbridge dual carriageway to be reduced to one lane tomorrow

Roadworks near Bundle of Sticks roundabout

Leinster Leader reporter


Leinster Leader reporter


Kildare County Council has announced that part of the Newbridge to Naas dual carriageway will be reduced to one lane tomorrow.

"Subject to favourable weather conditions, from 06.00 a.m. on Thursday 22 November the R445 dual carriageway will be reduced to a single lane, in both directions, where it crosses the M7 motorway between Naas and Newbridge," it said.

"This will extend for 1.5km from the “Bundle of Sticks” roundabout to the Newbridge side of the overbridge. These works are necessary to facilitate the construction of new roundabouts on the R445, as part of the ongoing development of the Newhall Interchange and new slip lane tie-ins from the M7 motorway."

The council said this arrangement will remain in place until the roundabouts have been completed.

"Any inconvenience caused to the public is regretted," it said.

Dep Fiona O’Loughlin said there has been a lack of consideration given in commencing the roadworks at the entrance to Newbridge.

“Work commenced this week on the Naas to Newbridge Road and it coincides with the roadworks on the M7, which are already causing huge congestion for commuters," she said.

“The commute for commuters is already dire in the mornings and evenings. Commuters are frustrated with the length of time it takes them to travel a journey that should only take 35-40 minutes and then to add these works in the lead up to the busiest season of the year was not though out. There should have been more thought put into the impacts of commuters and consumers to reduce the impacts for the duration of the road works."