Pedestrian safety works to start in Charleville

Works are to begin next month – February – to improve pedestrian safety in Charleville, with the five pedestrian crossings in the town to be refurbished and upgraded to ‘table top’ pedestrian crossings, while each crossing will have improved visibility for pedestrians and motorists. Also, an additional pedestrian crossing will be constructed in the vicinity of the junction at Broad Street. Added to that, the southbound bus stop will be moved southwards to facilitate a lesser gradient slope when entering/exiting buses at this stop, which will also allow for easier access for bus users to the nearest pedestrian crossing. The northbound bus stop will be separated from the existing loading bay area in this location in order to have a separate space for a loading bay and a separate space for the bus stop, and this will improve the facilities for buses and deliveries within the town which is a bottleneck in the town currently.
Cork Co. Council will also be introducing a ‘No Right-Turn’ from Newline onto the N20 and also a ‘No Right-Turn’ from Broad Street onto the N20 in order to allow all traffic exiting at both these junctions to do so with the traffic, and not to cross the N20 at these locations which holds up traffic flow through the town.
Cork County Council is working with TII and the local business community in Charleville to provide additional parking off the main street in Charleville. Once this is achieved, the herringbone (angle-in) parking will be removed and replaced with parallel parking. This will be a significant step forward in removing the need for people parking on the main street to reverse out onto the N20 when exiting their parking space. The council will also be assessing the junctions entering and exiting Bakers Road in order to improve these junctions for motorists and pedestrians.
For more, see the Charleville pages, inside.