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One-Way For Chapel Road Trucks?

Latest press release from Simon Harris TD, issued on Thursday, November 19th 2020…

Wicklow Fine Gael Minister Simon Harris TD has contacted Greystones Municipal District Council about the hazard posed by construction traffic along Chapel Road in Delgany.

Minister Harris said: “Many residents sent me photos of construction trucks unable to safely pass one another and mount the footpaths in Delgany. This is particularly hazardous for the school children attending St. Laurence’s school.

“The Community Garda have been making regular patrols of the area over the past few days. The Greystones Gardai have also been liaising with the Greystones Municipal District Council to find a solution to the ongoing problem.”

The Greystones Municipal District Council have advised Minister Harris: “Wicklow County Council are currently advancing proposals to undertake road upgrades along Chapel Road. These potential upgrades aim to provide a considerably improved facility for all road users (including motorists, cyclists and pedestrians) along the busy stretch from Convent Road and connecting into the most recently completed section at SeaGreen/Lidl and the Junction at the R761. The Council previously carried out safety upgrades of Chapel Road to provide 130m of widened carriageway and footpath to St. Laurence’s school

“There is currently a lot of construction traffic to development sites at this location, with a high volume of HCV’s travelling in both directions along a narrow road. The District Engineer is currently engaging with local developers to agree and implement a one way temporary traffic management system for the HCV deliveries to and from the sites.”

Minister Harris added: “I welcome this development and hope the council and developers agree a one way temporary traffic management system for the HCV deliveries to and from construction sites in the near future.”