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Safety works at Adrigole Bridge

AT a recent meeting of the Bantry and Skibbereen area roads which was held in Bantry Cllr Jerry Sullivan put forward the following notice of motion (That this council would undertake a safety review of all approaches to Adrigole Bridge).   As a result an examination was undertaken by a senior engineer from Cork County Council and the following recommendations were made:

New junctions will help West Cork drivers “fly” through the city

AFTER two years of roadworks and major traffic disruption the two new flyovers on Cork’s South Ring Road officially opened to traffic recently.   The new flyovers take the N40 South Ring Road over the Bandon and Sarsfield Road roundabouts which were a major source of congestion before the works were carried out.   The new road layouts should be of particular benefit for traffic coming to and from West

Rural Transport Scheme to be restructured

THE government has announced major changes to the rural transport programme as the result of widespread consultation with community groups and the rural transport network who provide the current services.   As part of the restructuring, 18 new Transport Co-ordination Units (TCUs) will be created. They will be created out of the existing 35 Rural Transport Programme (RTP) companies which were set up in 2002 to tackle social isolation.