Wicklow Sinn Féin TD John Brady and Councillor Dermot ‘Daisy’ O’Brien have welcomed news that tenders have been invited for the Kilmacanogue N11 safety scheme. The tender invitation has been published for the Parallel service Road on E-Tenders and the deadline for responses is June 26th.
Welcoming the news Deputy Brady said “After a number of delays I’m delighted that the tender documents are finally published. The tender is for the construction of a segregated service road on the southbound carriageway of the N11 at Kilmacanogue between Junction 7 (Bray South) and Junction 8 (Kilmacanogue). The Works will include carriageway widening into the central reserve by up to 3m over a distance of 1.7km, provision of two sign gantries, alterations to existing services, replacement of safety barrier and associated traffic management.”
“This scheme when completed will greatly improve road safety in Kilmacanogue; will stop traffic exiting the petrol station directly into fast moving traffic. This would have involved placing a barrier between the service road and the N11 itself. This would force all traffic coming out of the petrol station up the slip road for Kilmacanogue before re-joining the N11 on the opposite side of the bridge.”
Dermot ‘Daisy’ O’Brien concluded “It is hoped that once the contract is awarded work would commence by midsummer. It’s anticipated that work will take between 6-9 months to complete. As no provision has been included in this scheme for pedestrians or cyclists there are serious concerns for their safety. The council has committed to constructing a green way linking the Southern cross Rd to Kilmacanogue. These plans must progress swiftly to ensure that the safety of pedestrians and cyclists is safeguarded.”