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Upgrades Planned for Dangerous N25 Junction

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From The East Cork Journal.

One of the most stressed locations for traffic in the County could be in line for a multimillion Euro make over.

Junction 3 of the N25 at Cobh Cross is one of the most dangerous spots for motorists, with almost 50,000 vehicles travelling through it daily.

Without proper traffic management the intersection has seen spates of traffic accidents and significant tailbacks on all approaches at peak times.

Padraig Barrette the County’s Director of Roads, told a recent Sitting of the Southern Committee that his Department is working on a number of solutions to deliver improvements which, from a traffic perspective, will yield benefits.

The Director of Roads said the Cobh Cross junction “is one of the most stressed locations for traffic, leading to significant tailbacks on all approaches at peak times.”

He said the options currently being teased out with Transport Infrastructure Ireland involve similar improvements to those carried out at the Little Island interchange last summer.

The project to ease gridlock into one of the Country’s industrial hubs, involved an increase in traffic lanes from three to four.

On Thursday 24 October early morning motorists witnessed major delays at the Cobh Cross exit, following a multi-vehicle collision in the westbound lane with traffic building on the approach from Junction 4.