Kerry County Council and Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) have appointed an engineer to produce a road lay out for both the Upper Lissivigeen/Coolcaslagh Road and the Woodlawn/Ballycasheen Road.
The news was this week welcomed by Cllr Michael Gleeson who says he’s been calling for safety measures in both areas for many years.
“For many years the general public have endured inordinate delays as they sit in their vehicles seeking to exit on to the N22 national primary road, Killarney to Cork, from the Upper Lissivigeen/Coolcaslagh Road and also from the Woodlawn/Ballycasheen Road,” he said.
“I and many other Councillors have frequently placed motions and questions on the agenda for local and Kerry County Council meetings highlighting the dangers involved in trying to exit into the almost constant traffic flow.
“Indeed, the members of the former Killarney Town Council often expressed our concern for the safety of drivers who were forced by frustration and time factors to try and exit the minor roads. At long last there would appear to be the prospect of some progress as Kerry County Council and the TII have appointed an engineer to produce a road lay out for both junctions that will, it is hoped, eliminate the major challenges being experienced for far too long.”
The proposals are expected to be ready for presentation and scrutiny by August/September, he added.
“This time frame should allow the important work to be undertaken later in the year at a time when the traffic levels will be a little quieter than in summer time. Let’s all hope that greater safety and more ease of access on to the N22 will result from the proposals that are long overdue.”

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