Transport M50/N11

Greystones area. The Train & Bus services have recently been reduced causing extra traffic jams. Councillors Proposals to get people back on to Public Transport.

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Short Term Proposals: Trains & DART Ensure all DARTs at peak hour services are increased to 8 cars. Complete Jacobs Engineering study on more DARTs to Greystones and indicate how a 20 minute DART service to Greystones can be introduced. Park an extra DART in Greystones overnight to facilitate the morning rush hour. Run 1 extra diesel service south of Greystones at the peak hour as per Iarnrod Eireann’s Rail Capacity Study 2011 and provide additional off peak shuttle service. Ensure that all peak hour diesels have 8 cars as…

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Mitchell pleased N11 Improvement & Safety funding for 2019

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Transport Infrastructure Ireland has announced funding of €2m for the Kilmacanoge safety scheme which I hope can be completed in 2019. This will provide a separate slower lane, Southbound, for exiting and business traffic similar to the Lucan Road and should enable an increase in through traffic speed. They have also allocated €1m to the design process for the major improvement works from Bray North to Coyne’s Cross. This recently started with the public consultation session in the Glenview Hotel.  ‘I have been lobbying for this for many years am…

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Mitchell welcomes N11/M11 public consultation on 11th December

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 The consultants who have recently been appointed to redesign the M11/N11 from Bray North junction to Coynes Cross are holding a consultation session from 12 noon to 8 pm in the Glenview Hotel on Tuesday 11th December. The public and interested parties are invited to give information and find out about the stages ahead. ‘I welcome this progress as I have been lobbying to get this started for many years including meeting Leo Varadkar TD, now Taoiseach, 4 times to lobby for it. This is vital for all East Wicklow. However…

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Council approves Kilmacanoge N11 safety improvements and moves 3rd lane N/M11 scheme forward

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Wicklow County Council approved the long awaited N11 safety scheme at Kilmacanoge. This will have a separated 50 kph lane from Bray South junction to Kilmac and all access/exit from premise will be from that lane. The main N11 will be separated by a raised section and posts and will have a speed limit of 80 or 100 kph. Similar to a section of the N4 at Lucan it will greatly improve safety. Costing €2.5m work should start this year and be complete in a year. It will involve 2…

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National Development Plan

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Pleased N11 improvements from M50 to Kilmacanoge included in National Development Plan for early design in 2018 and prioritized for construction. This is vital for Wicklow. Also improved Park n’ Ride in Greystones is included. Extra rail carriages are also included and I will be lobbying for some of these to be used for Wicklow commuters following on from the paper which I wrote on providing a better rail and commuter service.

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Mitchell pleased N11 works at Kilmacanoge receive design funding

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Mitchell pleased N11 works at Kilmacanoge receive Transport Ireland has allocated €100k for the fees to design and bring the Kilmacanoge Parallel Service Road to tender stage by midyear. This safety improvement will separate the traffic before the Southbound junction, similar to the N4 at Lucan. This should be complete next year or possibly this year if it goes well. This is Phase 1 of the of the 4 Phase plan to improve the M/N11 road from the M50 to Coynes Cross. At the same time tender documents for the…

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N11 Traffic Jams & National Infrastructure Plan. Lobby Now

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N11 Traffic Jams & National Infrastructure Plan. Lobby Now.  Decisions on this will be taken soon and getting the funding will involve intense competition from other areas of the country. If you are stuck in these traffic jams or just want better transport write to the T.Ds ask them to get this included. A summary of The Strategic Plan for the N11 is:  Phase 1: improve safety at Kilmacanoge with a separate lane as on Lucan Road.  Phase 2: 3rd lane from M50 to Fassaroe. Mostly this can be constructed on existing…

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Major report on N11 recommends 3 lanes to Kilmacanoge

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On Tuesday, Transport Ireland released the, long awaited, report on how to improve the N11/M50. This report was started in 2014 after Ministers Simon Harris, Andrew Doyle, Cllr Derek Mitchell and John Ryan met with Leo Varadakar, then Minister for Transport. It recommends: 3 lanes from the M50 to Kilmacanoge J9. These can mostly be fitted into the space of the wide central margin. Bridge over the Dargle at Fassaroe for local traffic. Service roads/lanes both sides from Fassaroe to Kilmac. Some land needs to be acquired on the West…

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Regional Body recommends M50/N11 Funding

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The Eastern Regional Authority is requesting that the N11/M50 upgrade gets funding under the National Capital Plan. This upgrade is not currently funded and it is important that it is included in a review currently taking place. The Authority stretches from Louth to Wicklow so it is useful to have got them to recommend it is funded. I am pleased to have got them to agree as it is important to try to get outside bodies to recommend that this is done before Wicklow seizes up. The National Roads Authority…

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Transport Minister Ross meets Wicklow Delegation

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Minister for Transport Shane Ross met a delegation from the Council who are concerned about traffic jams on the N11 and providing a better train service, in Bray Town offices today. Cllr Derek Mitchell said “ The N11 was built in 1973 and is heavily overloaded creating big traffic jams most weekdays. The Road Authorities have been studying this for years and have no conclusion and little contact with the Council. We asked the Minister to get them to liaise with the Council and have a timetable to complete the…

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