Transport

New Delgany to Blacklion Road must be started

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At the Greystones Municipal District meeting Councillor Derek Mitchell pressed strongly to get this road designed and built. ‘there are now 4 schools on it and the present footpaths are dangerous as they are too narrow in places. The new road with a proper footpath and cycletrack has been needed for a long time. This new road has been on the plans for 35 years and little has been done. I have been pressing for this to be built for many years and earlier voted against the Councils Capital Budget…

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Mitchell Demands Progress on Footpath to Kilcoole Station

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A footpath from Kilcoole to the station is badly needed as Sea Road is narrow and heavily used. ‘I have been pressing the Council to design and fund one for many years and a design was produced last year. This needed discussion with landowners as the road is too narrow. Unfortunately work stopped on this. I have asked the Council to restart work so that we can present a plan to the National Transport Authority so they can fund it. This has been agreed and progress will be reported monthly.’

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Mitchell Welcomes Bus Improvements

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Dublin Bus has agreed to run more 145 busses from Belfield and the City Centre during the evening rush hour from this Autumn. This is to ensure that longer distance commuters can get on the 84X. I received many complaints about this during the election and Minister Harris  arranged a meeting with the CEO of Dublin Bus and Cllr McLoughlin. I am glad the CEO has listened. I think that the 84X, which provides a good fast service, should be much more frequent. The CEO has agreed to review the…

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Greystones School Capacity and Location

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Ruari Quinn TD, Minister for Education and Science. Dear Ruari, Greystones School Capacity and Location I think that the Department is not putting the schools in the correct locations and I also get a number of people having difficulty finding a school place. Primary. The new part of the town is in the South (Charlesland 1600 high density homes and other close by estates 800 homes). The new schools are in the North, 5.6km away. The 3 older schools in the centre have been extended, often by getting permission at…

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Council finally agrees to try to get funding for the Delgany to Blacklion Road

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Press Release Council finally agrees to try to get funding for the Delgany to Blacklion Road   At Mondays meeting of Wicklow County Council officials said they had discussed this with the National Transport Authority who may fund footpaths and cyclepaths to St. Laurence’s and this could lead to a design for the whole route. ‘This is the third meeting which I have raised this and at last we have a degree of progress’. This road has been planned for 30 years and very little has happened. There are 4…

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Council row over building Delgany to Blacklion Road

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At Monday’s meeting of Wicklow County Council Cllr Derek Mitchell said that there would be complete traffic chaos if it was not built ‘The Council has given permission for over 2,000 school places on this road which has been planned since at least 1987. However no work has been done on the road and much of it does not exist’. ‘3 of the 4 major schools on the road are new (Educate Together, Gaelscoile and Temple Carrig Secondary) and are filling up a year at a time while St. Laurence’s…

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End in sight for N11 Traffic chaos as NRA commits to address issues in 2014

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Long traffic jams at the N11/M50 merge, dangerous queuing backing onto the N11 and the disastrous junction at Kilmacanogue are one step closer to being resolved after Fine Gael councillors urged the Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar to take action. Fred Barry the CEO of the National Roads Authority (NRA) has now committed to reengaging immediately with Wicklow County Council to implement measures to address the traffic chaos faced by Wicklow commuters on the N11. The issues were raised by Wicklow Councillors Derek Mitchell and John Ryan who met Minister…

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Mitchell and Ryan demand Minister deals with N11 Traffic Chaos

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Mitchell and Ryan demand Minister deals with N11 Traffic Chaos “The traffic chaos that morning and evening commuters are subjected to simply can’t continue” – that was the clear message delivered by two Wicklow Fine Gael Councillors to the Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar. Greystones Councillor Derek Mitchell and Bray Councillor John Ryan had a private meeting in Dail Eireann last Wednesday evening where they raised traffic and safety issues affecting Wicklow drivers in their daily commute. The two councillors slammed the approach taken by the National Roads Authority who…

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N11 at Glen O’ Downs needs Changes to be Safer

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I have been concerned at the number of crashes, especially on the Northbound bend near the Glenview. A crash barrier was put up a while ago. A proper fence is currently being put up to better define the road edge and it is being resurfaced at the moment. However I think that the camber or banking of the road on the bend is not steep enough. Once again I have asked for this to be checked and I hope this will now be checked.

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