Sunday 26 May 2019

Appeal for Cushinstown left turn lane

An appeal for a left turning lane off the N25 at Cushinstown is unlikely to pass muster with Transport Infrastructure Ireland who have concerns about crashes.

Speaking at the monthly meeting of New Ross Municipal District, Cllr Martin Murphy said there have been a lot of close calls at the turn off for Cushinstown, especially for parents bringing their children to school.

He said a danger arises when articulated lorries catch up with people taking the turn on the road.

He expressed concern that a tragic accident is likely to happen on the road.

Executive engineer Eilis Furlong said Transport Infrastructure Ireland have changed their approach to left-hand-turn lanes, seeing them as potentially dangerous.

District director Eamonn Hore said there is signage alerting drivers to Cushinstown school. 'If they are not aware of the school they are blind,' he said. He said the troublemakers also drive large vehicles.

Cllr Larry O'Brien said: 'This is not a new problem. We are 20 years dealing with this.'

Cllr Willie Fitzharris said he drives the road twice a day and hasn't noticed the three signs for the school.

New Ross Standard