THE controversial junction and traffic calmers in the village of Ballyvary has been slammed as ‘a creation of Lego land’.
Councillor Henry Kenny, who lives nearby, said the number of accidents at the location is increasing since the structures were put in place.
He called on the National Roads Authority, which was responsible for the design, to have a complete rethink before a fatal crash occurs.
Councillor Kenny said it was particularly dangerous during the hours of darkness despite public lighting being in place.
Councillor Al McDonnell stated the NRA had erred badly in respect of the measures put place in Ballyvary.
“Rather than making an improvement, the work has actually created a hazard. I am not surprised to learn there has been an increase in the number of accidents.”
Councillor Frank Durcan said it was difficult to understand the mentality of the engineering minds who designed the junction.
“It is lethal and a complete ordeal to negotiate for motorists driving into Ballyvary for the first time. It has to be examined.” Councillor Blackie Gavin revealed he received a lot of complaints in respect of the matter and praised Councillor Kenny for raising it publicly.