New roundabout a huge success in Cashel's Main Street - Municipal District

Eoin Kelleher

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New roundabout a huge success in Cashel's Main Street - Municipal District

The new roundabout in Cashel at this junction is proving to be a huge success

The new roundabout at the top of Main Street, leading into Friar Street, “is actually a success,” said Cllr Browne at the April Cashel Tipperary Municipal District meeting.

Cllr Browne called for the same feature to be installed at the junction leading from Friar Street on to the Dualla Road.

It was Cllr Roger Kennedy’s understanding that a pedestrian crossing is needed above that junction, particularly for school children coming from ‘Sunnyside’. “Youngsters are not going to the pedestrian crossing as it’s far away.” There should be another pedestrian crossing for people crossing over to the Playground. “If there was a pedestrian crossing, it would slow down traffic there,” said Cllr Kennedy.

Cllr Browne also called for ramps on the Old Road in Cashel, to be put in at the back of Amneal. “Traffic coming out of town there, the exit is just on a bad bend there. There’s been a couple of very near accidents,” said Cllr Browne. ““We will have a look at it,” said District Engineer Mr Aidan Finn. Cllr Wood said speeding has increased in Dominic’s Street, Cashel, and called for ramps in that area.

Mr Finn said: “ramps are quite expensive” and they might not be able to put them in this year. Road markings at a Pedestrian Crossing on Main Street also need upgrading, said Cllr Wood. “The footpaths in Cashel are in a very bad state. The paving is cracked.”

As a result, the sweeper cleaning machines are too heavy for some paths: “they’re not able to cope with the weight. No sooner are they repaired than they are loose again.” Some footpaths in the centre of town are “actually beginning to sink.”

Cllr Browne said it is delivery vans which do the most damage to footpaths.