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Moloneys motion for Knockagh improvements

A motion at this months council meeting by Cllr Andy Moloney to have the surface of Knockagh Roundabout near Cahir investigated led to debate between officials and the local councillor.

Moloney claimed that there have been regular collisions with the barriers on the roundabout and it was due to the surface and not speed. The Borough engineer had met with the NRA (now the TII )about resurfacing the roundabout and approach roads after Moloneys reports on large volumes of traffic receiving skids.

Following discussions with the inspector, the roadway was examined for surface water pounding and skid resistance,(SCRIM) testing was carried out. The most recent recorded values did not highlight any problem areas. A survey of the roundabout using the NRA application will be carried out to highlight the issue and seek funding for re surfacing works. This will automatically be sent to the NRA. In the meantime slippery road signs will be erected and Moloney also called for a flashing light sign over the Christmas when we will have strangers and visitors home for the festive period.

The meeting also heard that there were 3 collisions on that particular day.