Monday 19 February 2018

Council reviewing two accident hot spots

Two traffic 'accident hotspots' in west Wicklow are being examined with a view to putting safety improvement measures in place.

On Monday, July 24, a two-car collision took place near Woodfield Cross in Kiltegan, resulting in the hospitalisation of a seven-year-old girl, two women in their 70s and a female aged in her 40s.

It was the latest in a long line of accidents at the junction and Wicklow County Council is carrying out a safety review.

Council engineers have also visited Newtown Cross in Donard to determine what safety measures need to be introduced there.

'They are both accident hotspots. Too many accidents have been taking place at Woodfield Cross,' insisted Cllr Tommy Cullen.

'At Newtown Cross, motorists are either going straight to the Glen of Imaal or they turn left to Donard. There have been at least three accidents there over the past six weeks.

'They are two areas that really warrant safety measures and improvements,' said Cllr Cullen.

'I know regular users of both roads have been calling out for some kind of action,' he said

A traffic management survey is also being carried out along the road beside Scoil Naomh Iósaf to try and curb the speed passing motorists travel at.

'You have five junctions within 150 yards and parents are rightly demanding that a survey is taken to safety measures can be implemented,' said Cllr Cullen.

Wicklow People

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