A screen is needed to hide the Douglas Shopping Centre demolition to prevent 'rubber-necking' by motorists

A screen is needed to hide the Douglas Shopping Centre demolition to prevent 'rubber-necking' by motorists
Work underway on the demolition of the carpark at the Douglas Village Shopping Centre in Cork. Picture Dan Linehan.

Cork motorists are creating a dangerous situation by slowing down on one of the country's busiest roads.

There have been calls for a screen or cover to be erected over the demolition work on the Douglas centre to prevent cars slowing down to watch the work.

Labour party representative said: “The rubbernecking is incredible ever since the demolition began and is unlikely to stop without any intervention."

Work underway on the demolition of the carpark at the Douglas Village Shopping Centre in Cork. Picture Dan Linehan.
Work underway on the demolition of the carpark at the Douglas Village Shopping Centre in Cork. Picture Dan Linehan.

“Motorists are slowing right down and causing serious delays backing up Towards Carr’s Hill and towards the tunnel on some rush hour peaks. A simple cover would reduce this and I am sure there are plenty of engineering brains involved in this project to devise one.”

“Motorist safety on the roads needs to be proactive.”

The shopping centre car park was destroyed in a car fire earlier this year.

The owners of the centre are now demolishing the affected [parts of the building with plans to reconstruct it.

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