June 25, 2024

Vital works to get underway at well-known county Kilkenny road blackspot

Works will get underway over the coming days on a well-known accident blackspot in county Kilkenny.

Cllr Patrick O’Neill confirmed a topographical survey will be carried out at the Danesfort Junction on the N10.

The survey will cover a 1.5km stretch of the road from the M9 motorway to the city.

Cllr O’Neill said the works are the “first step in the process of safety works at the junction”.

The Fine Gael general election candidate added: “Over the last numbers of years, I have made many representations on behalf of locals to the council and to Transport Infrastructure Ireland on the dangers of this junction and welcome the movement from the TII on this issue. They have the responsibility on national roads, which has made safety works a little harder to achieve.

“The next challenge will be to ensure that funding is received from the TII once the results from this survey is complete. It is important that we make this junction safe as soon as possible as locals have been pushing for this for a long number of years.”

A stop-and-go system will be in place on the N10 from next Monday to Thursday between 8am and 5pm to facilitate the survey.

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