The Cathaoirleach of the Municipal District of Bray John Brady has called on the council to put in place further road safety measures on the R117 Enniskerry Road at the 21 bends. This follows a number of crashes into a newly replaced crash barrier at a lethal section of the road. The barrier is on top of a steep embankment over the Glencullen River.
The Cathaoirleach Councillor Brady said “In December a section of crash barrier was replaced at a lethal bend on the Enniskerry Road, it had been badly damaged after a car crashed into it. Since it was replaced at least another three vehicles have crashed into the barrier at the same location, serious damaging it.”
Brady continued “This is a lethal section of road and unfortunately there have been a number of fatalities at this location. This is an accident blackspot and the council needs to look at further safety measures at this location. The barrier needs to be immediately replaced because of the damage to it and the fact that the Glencullen River is located on the other side of the barrier down a steep embankment.”
“Additional illuminated road signage warning of an accident black spot needs to be looked at as well as the installation of an anti slip road surface at this particular section of road along the R117 other wise know as the 21 bends.”
“I have previously raised this issue with the council engineer and intend on following it up until something is done to address the issue. I’ve also asked for a report from the Gardaí outlining details of reported accidents at this location” concluded Councillor Brady.