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It’s One-Way At Crosshaven

One-way traffic is on the way near Hugh Coveney Pier, Crosshaven. The director of services for roads in Cork County Council has signed the order, following public consultation under Section 38 of the Roads Act which involved advertising the scheme in the public press in December and consideration of three submissions received.

Local councillors Audrey Buckley (FF) and Aidan Lombard (FG) have welcomed the news and been informed by senior executive engineer Madeleine Healy that the council intends implementing changes on the ground as soon as possible.

In the vicinity of the pier, traffic will enter Crosshaven village on the lower road only and it will be a case of ‘you take the high road’ for drivers leaving the village because they will have to use the upper road only. In order to facilitate fisherman, sea anglers, the RNLI and others who use it, drivers exiting the pier can continue to turn right instead of having to drive all the way to the village roundabout but there is no entry to the lower road coming from the village.

Provision has been made for reserved parking for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) station in emergencies as well as for two set down spaces. There will be no right turn from Middle Road at The Oar junction but instead drivers must proceed a short distance to where the one-way system becomes two way on the Carrigaline side to make such a turn.

A section of double yellow lines alongside the upper road will be removed to create extra parking.

At the recent meeting of the council’s Carrigaline Municipal District (MD), Ms Healy updated members and said the revised drawing took into account the submissions received. The one-way system she added, would not interfere with any existing on-street parking.

Speaking to The Carrigdhoun Newspaper last weekend, Cllr Buckley said: ‘I am delighted that my motion at a meeting of Carrigaline MD back in October for implementing a one-way system into Crosshaven will be happening soon’. She also welcomed provision for RNLI emergency parking.

Cllr Lombard said: ‘This is something that was discussed over the last few years when Crosshaven was in the Bandon-Kinsale MD. The one-way system cannot happen fast enough. The public consultation has now been completed and there were positive submissions about the scheme. It will mean that cars going into Crosshaven will use the lower road and cars going towards Carrigaline will use the top road. It’s a great opportunity to revitalize the old village as there is nothing now stopping the widening of the footpath outside the businesses there.’

At the MD meeting also, more ground based solar lights on the Crosshaven-Carrigaline Greenway were requested by Cllr Buckley.

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