BALLINCOLLIG: Cork County Council to install traffic lights on narrow bridge next to Ballincollig Regional Park

20 July 2017
By Bryan Smyth

Aindreas Moynihan TD

Cork North West TD, Aindrias Moynihan has said that any of the proposed works to install traffic lights at Inniscara Bridge must not interfere with local access to Ballincollig’s Regional Park.

Deputy Moynihan made the call after being informed by Cork County Council that Arup have been commissioned to look at a number of different options for the proposed works, necessary to ease traffic jams on the bridge and that it is expected that planning will be progressed over the next number of months. These works to improve access are in addition to the current structural work underway.

“People come from far and wide to make use of the excellent regional part located near the bridge, and there is concern that access may be reduced as a result of these planned works.

“The Council have informed me that as soon as planning is applied for, the scheme will be sent out for public consultation, and local people and businesses will have the opportunity to give their thoughts on the preferred option.

“The plans will also be available in the local library and at my new office in Ballincollig for those wishing to view them in detail.

The infamous bottleneck bridge (left), where only one car can squeeze across at a time.

“The new system of traffic flow will have a positive impact on the local community. It should improve traffic flow for local residents going about their daily business and for those visiting the Regional Park.

“This is a very important local project, and I would urge everyone in the local community to have their say as part of the public consultation,” concluded Moynihan.

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