Councillor warns of 'major traffic disruption' ahead for Dundalk

David Lynch

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David Lynch

Councillor warns of traffic disruption ahead for Dundalk

Louth Councillor Jennifer Green is warning today of major traffic disruption for Dundalk when the reconstruction and repairs to the Stapleton Road area go ahead.

Speaking today, Cllr Green said: “the provisional dates for the road closure is 18th February until 26th February inclusive and will be closed to all vehicles. Local residents will be facilitated ‘as much as possible’ and of course Pedestrian access will continue. The knock-on effect of the closing of Stapleton Place is going to cause major disruption in the rest of the town. Stapleton Place is a busy thoroughfare for those accessing the Ardee road and Castleblayney Road and the flow of traffic can be heavy at times.”

Cllr Green also said: “we now have the big Tesco shopping centre there at the bottom of Stapleton Place and that is a busy junction, with Stapleton Place closed to all vehicles, there will be a bottleneck at Hill Street/Dublin Street. I would ask that traffic avoid that area as much as possible for those nine days.”

Cllr Green has also contacted Louth County Council regarding the cost of these repairs especially coming so soon after Stapleton Place underwent reconstruction to make way for the cycle lanes.