Camp Road and Dysart Cross Issues Raised by Cllr. Healy Rae

Cllr. Maura Healy Rae – asking questions about Dysart Cross and Camp Road. ©Photograph: John Reidy 27-2-2016

At the recent meeting of Killarney Municipal District on 20th June, Cllr. Maura Healy-Rae raised the following issues.

Cllr Healy Rae asked Kerry County Council what progress had been made regarding the installation of turning lanes for residents leaving the N23 onto the Camp Road.

A Daily Nightmare

She said the fact that turning into the junction from the Farranfore and Castleisland sides is a daily nightmare for residents and the fact that this is a heavily used road with the airport and traffic from Limerick.

Kerry County Council replied as follows:  “The N23 Camp Road junction is being examined to identify safety measures which will improve sight distance and turning movements at the location.

Most Definitely Required

Accident history, traffic volumes, boundary constraints and signage are being examined with a view to establishing if a right turn lane is warranted and if so can it be accommodated.” to which Cllr Healy-Rae replied: “Turning lanes are most definitely required at this junction.”

Laharn Cross Dangers

She asked Kerry County Council what can be done to improve sight distance at Laharn Cross on the N23, particularly coming from Currans side as it is worryingly dangerous.

KCC replied saying the sight distance improvement works were carried out on both sides of the road a number of years ago but that vegetation clearance may be required to re establish sight distance. KCC has committed to addressing this matter without any delay.

Repairs Due on L-7006

Cllr. Healy Rae also asked KCC to carry out works between Laharn Cross and Cleannclogh Cross as the two strips of tar are coming apart and potholes have formed as a result.

Kerry County Council stated that the damaged sections of surface dressing on the L-7006 will be repaired in the coming weeks.


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