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Traffic Problem Continues at Cogan’s Corner, Carrigaline

Writes Leo McMahon

 

Problems still occur following the installation a few years ago of a pedestrian crossing close to Cogan’s Corner, Carrigaline, said Cllr Seamus McGrath (FF) at the recent meeting of the county council’s Carrigaline Municipal District (MD).


He had a motion asking the engineer to put in place a flashing warning sign on Main Street, Carrigaline to highlight the presence of the pedestrian crossing on Kilmoney Road, located a short distance from the t-junction where traffic turning right from Main Street has priority.





It was a subject that generated a lot of debate with people telling him they witnessed near misses at the crossing. Whilst there was an advanced sign in Main Street, he felt more was needed to highlight its presence to non-locals using the busy junction, such as possibly, a raised area, Cllr McGrath added.


In a report, senior executive engineer Madeleine Healy said there were already a traffic lights warning sign in place. ‘The area is a 30kph zone. It’s a very busy junction and more signage would not help’.


The engineer continued that there was already such a lot going on at the junction. Road markings wouldn’t do any good and wondered if there was space for a flashing warning sign on the footpath at Main Street. However, she undertook to examine the location and possibly discuss it with the Road Design team ahead of the Carrigaline Transport and Public Realm Enhancement Plan implementation.


Overhanging trees

Cllr McGrath had a motion requesting the MD contact relevant landowners bordering public roads to reiterate their responsibility regarding dangerous overhanging trees.


Black spots, he stated included on the roads between Raffeen and Monkstown, Crosshaven Road and Ballea Road, Carrigaline. He accepted that not every landowner in the MD could be contacted but voiced concern about recent incidents including a tree falling on to a car bonnet between Raffeen and Shanbally where there were dead elm trees.


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