Call for safety works at dangerous three road junction

By Esther Hayden

Published 30/01/2016 | 00:00

The junction of Green Street, St Joseph's and Bride Place.
The junction of Green Street, St Joseph's and Bride Place.

A dangerous junction in the heart of the town needs a mini-roundabout to improve road safety.

Cllr Mick Roche, acting in lieu of Cllr Anthony Kelly, moved a notice of motion at last Monday's meeting of the Wexford Borough Municipal District calling on the council to install 'a mini-roundabout at the junction of Green Street/St Joseph's/ Bride Place where a traffic island now exists' in the interest of road safety.

Cllr Roche said there are three roads leading onto the junction and it is very dangerous.

He was supported by Cllr Deirdre Wadding who said that with the schools in the area it was a minefield in the mornings and afternoons. She said when people stopped to let our children the other motorists often attempted to go around them and it is 'choc-a-block'.

'There is a real need for something to be done there. I think a roundabout would be the best solution and less dangerous.'

Cllr George Lawlor said that while he supported the motion it may not be possible to install a mini-roundabout at the junction while Cllr Davy Hynes said that 'it's bedlam there at school times. We need to make the whole area safe'.

Cllr Fergie Kehoe said that traffic from Carrigeen Street also creates an extra problem there.

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