In a statement this week to The Tipperary Star, Independent Councillor Noel O’Dwyer stated. “I was glad see the comprehensive sightline provision work carried out on both the junction at Loughtagalla itself and the exit from “The Furze lane”.
From a logical point of view that aspect of the project was carried out to perfection. However, my niggling fears were realised when I saw that a section of the exit onto the main road had not been resurfaced to the same level as the rest of the road and the unfinished corner manifested all the restrictive dimensions of the dreaded kerb-build-out so obvious around Thurles.
I voiced my concern to a member of the council staff who was marking the junction that if the exit is realigned as dictated by the clay-build-out as it transpired, the improvement to road safety achieved by providing very good sightline would be negated by an overly designed entry and exit point.
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