A local councillor has again raised safety concerns over the Callan by-pass after an accident on the road last week, he claimed.
The matter was raised at the October meeting of Kilkenny City Municipal District by Cllr Matt Doran who said: “Another accident on the Callan by-pass this week. It's week in and week out.”
In response the local authority said: “There's nothing back from Transport Infrastructure Ireland. Gardaí will do speed checks to try and slow cars down.”
Safety concerns have been raised previously with “at least two accidents on it a month”, according to Cllr Doran.
At a previous meeting, he said: “I’ve raised the safety of it a couple of times now. There are at least two accidents on it a month and thankfully there have been no fatalities.
“Transport Infrastructure Ireland have to respond as there is a safety risk here.
“Cars are travelling at hugely fast speeds.”
Speaking previously, Director of Services at the Council, Tim Butler, says they have raised it with TII.
He said: “The main concern is in relation to speed of traffic. From a design point of view it’s hard to slow down traffic.
Cllr Doran added: “You’d have to imagine there is some traffic calming that could be done.”