Traffic lights cause delays at Caragh bridge

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Traffic lights cause delays at Caragh bridge

Caragh residents experience delays because of traffic lights

A call has been made for alterations to traffic light signals at the bridge spanning River Liffey on the way to Caragh from Naas.

Kildare County Council said both traffic volumes and signal timings are being monitored.

Cllr Seamie Moore said that the timers controlling the lights need to be altered to take account of different traffic flows in the morning and evening.

He said that there is little traffic coming from the Naas direction most mornings.

Nevertheless traffic builds up from the bridge back into Caragh village because the green light racing Caragh is not on for long enough.

“And the reverse happens in the evening times,” Cllr. Moore told a Naas Municipal District meeting.

He said that most complaints arise from people leaving Caragh and heading towards Naas in the mornings.

Traffic lights were installed on the bridge after a repair project concluded. This followed an accident when a vehicle damaged the bridge over three years ago.

The bridge was built in 1656 and is believed to the oldest bridge spanning the river.