Traffic Lights Issue In Town Centre To Improve In Coming Days

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TRALEE Chamber Alliance met with Kerry County Council this morning to raise concerns about the timing of the new traffic lights at Mall/Denny Street/Castle Street junction.

There has been teething problems with the new system introduced over the past week with motorists experiencing delays waiting for the lights to turn green after pedestrians use the crossings.

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At the Tralee Municipal District meeting on Monday, Eamon Scanlon, Senior Engineer with Kerry County Council, said there have been teething problems with the new system and asked for the public to bear with them during this time.

He said they are in a transition period at the moment and there are works going on to make it an “intelligent junction” which will react to traffic and whether or not there are pedestrians at the junction.

Tralee Chamber Alliance members were told this morning at their weekly meeting with Eamon Scanlon, that the sequencing at the lights will be improved in the coming days.

The building firm contracted to do the work, Craddocks, will also burn-off the old line markings at the junction, including the old zebra crossings, and the “roundabout” on Castle Street tonight.

New line markings will be added to guide traffic flow. Some parking spaces on Denny Street will be cordoned-off in the short-term prior to breaking ground, however there are spaces around the Ashe Memorial Hall.

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