THE Kells Road has moved another step closer to its eventual realignment, with the first phase of the project now imminent.
Site clearance has now begun following the completion of the contractor’s works. Ultimately, the scheme will provide for road and footpath connectivity along the Kells Road from Patrick Street to the Ring Road.
The current phase involves the provision of retaining walls from Mullhall’s entrance to Maiden Hill, along with a temporary footpath back toward the existing footpath. The works also include fencing to secure the lands provided to carry out the realignment.
Phase two of the scheme is due to go ahead next year. It will include the balancing of footpaths and cycle paths, as well as new public lighting.
Chairman of the local area council John Coonan has written to residents nearby advising them that the next phase is now underway.
“I have been campaigning for many years for this to bring it up to the standard required for the large number of residents and motorists who use it on a daily basis,” said Cllr Coonan.