Construction of new Roundabout to Alleviate Traffic Issues for Ennis Residents and Motorists – Pat Breen TD

September 27th, 2016 - Pat Breen

The construction of a 38m roundabout on the Tulla Road in Ennis to facilitate traffic at Oakleigh Wood and Cappahard will not only alleviate traffic issues, but improve quality of life to residents in the area, according to Minister Pat Breen TD.

“Last Christmas I led a delegation to meet with the then Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe on this issue, and I was delighted to learn that by January €250,000 was allocated for the construction of the essential piece of infrastructure,” said Minster Breen.

“The Tulla Road is one of the busiest routes in Clare with 18,000 cars per day using this road. It has been a nightmare for residents of Oakleigh Wood and Cappahard especially trying to access this busy thoroughfare at peak times of the day,” he added.

“It is envisaged that this new roundabout will alleviate the stress of getting to and from work and school, getting to appointments and the general day to day access to this busy road for the residents who have endured delays for long enough.

“I was happy to work with my colleague Cllr Johnny Flynn on this project, and while I understand there will be some inconvenience for motorist over the 11 week construction phase, I trust such inconvenience will pay off in the end,” added the Fine Gael Minister.

“I am also pleased that Clare County Council is to begin work on Route 2 of the Ennis active Travel Town scheme, making the town easier to access for pedestrians and cyclists.”