Dangerous town centre junctions highlighted

Town centre junctions on to Cashel’s Main street are to be examined to check if any safety measures can be put in place following correspondence between Cllr Tom Wood and the council engineer, Mr Will Corby.

Town centre junctions on to Cashel’s Main street are to be examined to check if any safety measures can be put in place following correspondence between Cllr Tom Wood and the council engineer, Mr Will Corby.

Cllr Wood raised the matter because of numerous complaints from pedestrians who were concerned about the speed of traffic entering from William Street and John Street on to Main Street and also from the Main Street car park. While motorists are meant to give way to pedestrians and take care when approaching those junctions it doesn’t always happen, according to Cllr Wood who has requested that consideration be given towards the provision of better sign posting, road markings and if necessary ramps.

He also requested that the crossing at the dangerous junction at Abbeyside and Friar Street be resurfaced and properly marked out.

In response, the engineer said that the provision of pedestrian crossing “zebra” markings at junctions is not in accordance with the department’s manual. Standard junction markings with dropped kerbs to facilitate pedestrians/wheelchairs/ buggies are in place. The road surface at the location will be examined and any necessary improvements undertaken.