Wicklow Fianna Fail TD Pat Casey has welcomed the long-awaited part eight process on the major Laragh-Glendalough Traffic Access Plan.
Casey, who has led a 10-year campaign calling on Wicklow County Council and the NTA to realise and address traffic congestion issues in the Laragh-Glendalough area, acknowledged the work of both bodies in resolving the matter.
“In 2009, it was obvious to my local community in Laragh-Glendalough that the traffic congestion in the area was reaching crisis levels. As the local councillor, I led a campaign calling on Wicklow County Council and the NTA to realise their responsibilities to address the traffic access to this iconic part of Wicklow. I acknowledge both in addressing this serious issue,” said Casey.
With part eight process on the plan underway, Casey believes Wicklow County Council needs to publish documents illustrating a clear and concise plan to carry out the development as he intends to hold a public meeting in the near future to address any potential concerns constituents may have with the plan.
“It has taken ten years but finally the part eight process for a major redevelopment of the traffic access infrastructure surrounding Laragh-Glendalough is now underway. I welcome this stage and ask that the Council provide a full set of documents and plans to be placed on display in the Brockagh Centre for consultation by the local community.”
“I will also facilitate a public meeting to address the concerns and the issues that this plan will raise in the area. I do think, however, that the vast majority of the residents will agree that the current traffic chaos, particularly at weekends, cannot continue as both locals and businesses alike are severely restricted due to gridlock in the area,” concluded Casey.