Limerick TD confirms Kilcornan road safety work

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Tom Neville
Limerick Fine Gael TD Tom Nelille

Kilcornan village is going to receive its badly needed traffic calming measures next year, Limerick Fine Gael TD Tom Neville has confirmed.

Deputy Neville, who raised the issue in Dáil Eireann with Transport Minister Shane Ross on Tuesday night, said it had been raised repeatedly by the local Community Council and brought to the attention to successive Ministers for Transport.

“Kilcornan stretches for about a mile and a half on the N69 between Limerick and Foynes.

“The N69 is a busy national route going through a small village which contains a community hub of a school, community centre, playing pitch and astro turf.

“I was very pleased that Minister Ross confirmed to me that the design of traffic calming measures will be finalised very shortly. This will involve traffic calming measures between the two junctions of Curragh Chase and Cowpark in Kilcornan, which will also involve a reduction in the speed limit.

“Funding for the project will be made available next year, which I’m sure will be a great relief to people living in the area. Since Autumn 2015 the Community Council have been tirelessly raising this issue . This is a great win for the community in Kilcornan and it shows that persistence pays off.”

“I’d like to thank everyone involved in campaigning for these measures over the years,” the Fine Gael TD said.