New Rathcoole traffic lights, as well as a possible one-way system for HGVs

NEW TRAFFIC lights are on the way for Rathcoole, and South Dublin County Council are going to consider a HGV ban at school times in the village.

Local TD and Tánaiste, Frances Fitzgerald, has said that solutions to the traffic in Rathcoole village are on the way. Minister Fitzgerald said that following meetings and contact with locals in Rathcoole, the Community Council and South Dublin County Council, new traffic lights will be installed at the Fitzmaurice Road roundabout.

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This will work on a loop system, which will trigger the light if traffic backs-up too far, either towards the village or towards the Saggart roundabout.

The Minister said: “The installation of lights at this roundabout will allow more equal access for traffic onto the roundabout from all roads. The council will be in touch soon with a timeline for the installation of this traffic light, but hope to have it working before Christmas”.

Council officials will also examine the possibility of a HGV ban at school times through the village, which was proposed by Rathcoole Community Council.

They will also examine whether a one-way system through the village for HGVs, allowing them to travel only from South-North of the village, may be a solution to the traffic.

Minister Fitzgerald added: “In June, I attended a meeting with Rathcoole Community Council and other TDs regarding local issues, including parking, traffic and footpaths. At this meeting, I undertook to organise a meeting with Council officials and members of Rathcoole Community Council.

"This meeting took place on Friday and I am glad to report that this constructive meeting has resulted in action that will help the traffic problems in Rathcoole.”

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