Public meeting is called over Naas ring road plan

Organisers say that up to a dozen estates will be affected

Paul O'Meara


Paul O'Meara


Public meeting is called over Naas ring road plan

Residents affected by the route likely to be taken by the final ring road around Naas have organised a public meeting for the end of the month.

Kildare County Council have publicised three route options. Two of these are similar and start near the entrance to Naas Racecourse and exit at Blessington road.

A third route, known at 6, will start further up the Dublin Road and takes a wider berth around the racecourse, before exiting at a point closer to the Oak Glade residential area on the Blessington Road.

The meeting has been called by residents living in up to 10 estates in the town affected by the planned road.

Residents of three areas close to the Dublin road — the Gallops, Kingscourt and Racecourse Gate — have complained about the route, saying that residents will be impacted by the effects of passing traffic, including lorries.

They also say that people living in areas like Ballycane, Elmwood and Sunday’s Well will be affected. A statement from organisers said that Naas councillors and Kildare North TDs will be invited to the meeting in the Osprey Hotel Naas, at 7.30 pm on Monday, April 30. They say it has been called to facilitate discussion on the negative impacts proposed route options 1 and 2 of the Naas Inner Relief Road will have on various residential areas of Naas.

“An awareness campaign in relation to this open meeting regarding route options 1 and 2 is currently underway in the various estates and It is expected that the meeting will be well attended. It will provide an opportunity for the politicians to engage with and listen to the concerns and reservations of the electorate. At present, a decision is awaited as to the preferred route for the Naas Inner Relief Road,” the residents statement added.

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