Tuesday, January 12, 2021

A PROPOSAL to construct a rural traffic calming Safety Scheme/Pavement Scheme on the N25 at Carroll’s Cross has gone out to public consultation.

According to Waterford City and County Council the proposed works include resurfacing of the existing pavement, modification of the existing traffic lanes with reduction of carriageway widths, construction of revised junction layouts and construction of traffic calming islands with chamfered kerbs and road edge kerbs. It is also planned to upgraddrainage facilities to allow rapid removal of surface water, and construct a new shared use one way cycle facility. Included in the plan is the provision of new lighting, new road signage and markings and landscaping. The proposed length of the scheme is approximately 500 meters.

“The implementation of the rural traffic calming scheme with reduction of carriageway widths, construction of traffic calming islands and new shared use pedestrian/cycle facility, together with new lighting, road signage and markings and landscaping will create a safe environment for all road users.

“The main goal is to reduce vehicular speed and improve the facilities for the vulnerable road users. The scheme will also seek to create a safer environment along the existing section of N25 on approach to and through the junction,” the Council stated.

Due to Covid restrictions details of the scheme layout can be viewed on the Council’s website until January 20, while submissions can be made up to February 3.

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