OPTIONS to ease traffic on the narrow Inniscarra Bridge at the entrance to the popular Ballincollig Regional Park will be examined over the coming months.
The bridge often leads to traffic delays with vehicles reversing or waiting for traffic in the other direction to pass. There have been repeated calls for traffic lights on the bridge to create an official stop and go system.
Cork County Council has commissioned consultants Arup to examine a number of different options for the proposed works and it is expected that planning will be progressed over the next number of months.
Fianna Fáíl TD Aindrias Moynihan has asked the council that any proposed works to install traffic lights on the bridge should not interfere with local access to the Regional Park.
"People come from far and wide to make use of the excellent regional part located near the bridge, and there is concern that access may be reduced as a result of these planned works," he said.
“The Council have informed me that as soon as planning is applied for, the scheme will be sent out for public consultation, and local people and businesses will have the opportunity to give their thoughts on the preferred option.
“This is a very important local project, and I would urge everyone in the local community to have their say as part of the public consultation,” he said.