Transport Minister Ross meets Wicklow Delegation

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 study.

On rail we are concerned about there being no clear plan for South of Bray and suggestions of only a shuttle south of Greystones. We asked for Wicklow representation on a study of how to improve the service and pointed out that a shuttle was unpopular and had failed before.

Minister Ross said he would push strongly for more involvement of the Council on both studies as he felt the Council should not be ignored and enquired what would improve the road. We asked for improved safety in Kilmacanoge, lengthen on/off ramps, merge 3 junctions at Fassaroe, re-do Bray South junction and in the long term 3 lanes on part of it.”

The Cathaoirleach Pat Fitzgerald led this. It was attended by Cllrs. Derek Mitchell, Pat Vance, Stephen Matthews, Tom Fortune, Mary McDonald, Ministers Simon Harris & Andrew Doyle, Pat Casey TD.

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