Safety Scheme Survey for College Road – Cllr. O’Connell

Traffic and pedestrians begin to clog College Road at school closing times on an average afternoon. Cllr. Bobby O’Connell raised the issues there at council level recently. ©Photograph: John Reidy

The rumbling issue of pedestrian safety and traffic congestion on Castleisland’s College Road got another airing in council chambers recently when Cllr. Bobby O’Connell raised the matter thus:

“That Kerry County Council will carry out an audit on pedestrian safety at College Road and refer the matter to the road design office.”

In Reply:

“Kerry County Council will carry out an audit of this location taking into account the issues raised.

Given prior commitments Kerry County Council will not be in a position to carry out this audit until

the third quarter of 2018. Depending on the outcome, Kerry County Council will consider submitting this location for funding under the Low Cost Safety Scheme for 2019.”

Low Cost Safety Scheme

The Low Cost Safety Scheme is designed to treat local areas with a road safety issue. The kind of undertakings under the scope of the scheme are applied according to the perceived and actual dangers of each location.

A Treatable Problem

These schemes are funded by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government to address locations on minor roads with a treatable problem and an identified accident risk.
The schemes are funded from the council’s resources to treat identified problems and where there is a clear safety risk.


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