April update on Athy road

img_0975The ADR scheme is proceeding according to the project programme. Funding from the DTTaS for 2018 has been secured. Soil Sampling and Archaeology Surveying will be commencing the first week in May. Its estimated that this will take approximately two weeks. Final Design including boundary details is being completed. All relevant landowners have been updated. Liaison with all housing estates and sports club that will be directly affected by the road scheme is ongoing. It is anticipated that advance works on the Bennetstream Bridge and some boundary treatment will commence in September 2018.

A newsletter on the scheme will be circulated in the second half of 2018.

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Latest on Kildare Local Link Transport

Kildare Local Transport Link, Level 7, Aras Chill Dara, Naas, Co Kildare

Email: kildaresd@locallink.ie  Tel: 045 980533.  CRO No: 544041 CHY No. 21451.

Service Disruptions – Kildare South Dublin – 05.03.2018

Updated 1400– 04.03.2018

Operator

O’Neills Coaches

Origin & Destination

Carlow – Naas

Route No

880

Time / Date of Cancellation

1230 – 04.03.2018

Additional Info

Service will operate as normal.

Operator

Martleys of Portlaoise

Origin & Destination

Athy – Newbridge

Route No

883

Time / Date of Cancellation

1230 – 04.03.2018

Additional Info

Service will operate with a delayed 1st departure from Athy at 1030

Operator

PJ Digan & Son

Origin & Destination

Athy – Castledermot – Athy

Route No

SK02

Time / Date of Cancellation

1230 – 04.03.2018

Additional Info

Service will operate as normal

Operator

Moran Bus Hire

Origin & Destination

Coill  Dubh – Maynooth University

Route No

n/a

Time / Date of Cancellation

1230 – 04.03.2018 – Cancelled

Additional Info

Route evaluation to be undertaken before 1200 midday on Monday March 05th.

Operator

James Moore Bus Hire

Origin & Destination

Clonbollogue – Maynooth University

Route No

n/a

Time / Date of Cancellation

1230 – 04.03.2018- Cancelled

Additional Info

Route evaluation to be undertaken before 1200 midday on Monday March 05th.

Operator

James Moore Bus Hire

Origin & Destination

Edenderry – Maynooth University

Route No

n/a

Time / Date of Cancellation

1230 – 04.03.2018 – Cancelled

Additional Info

Route evaluation to be undertaken before 1200 midday on Monday March 05th.

Operator

Local Link Kildare South Dublin

Origin & Destination

Naas Care of the Aged Service

Route No

n/a

Time / Date of Cancellation

1230 – 04.03.2018 – Cancelled

Additional Info

Route evaluation to be undertaken before 1200 midday on Monday March 05th.

Operator

Darren Smith Bus Services

Origin & Destination

Maynooth Day Care Service

Route No

n/a

Time / Date of Cancellation

1230 – 04.03.2018 Cancelled

Additional Info

Route evaluation to be undertaken before 1200 midday on Monday March 05th.

Operator

Jacobus

Origin & Destination

Rathangan – Naas

Route No

Rathangan Educational Connector

Time / Date of Cancellation

1230 – 04.03.2018 – Cancelled

Additional Info

Route evaluation to be undertaken before 1200 midday on Monday March 05th.

Operator

Neio Abus

Origin & Destination

Ballymore Eustace – Naas

Route No

n/a

Time / Date of Cancellation

1230 – 04.03.2018 – Cancelled

Additional Info

Route evaluation to be undertaken before 1200 midday on Monday March 05th.

Operator

Local Link Kildare South Dublin

Origin & Destination

Route No

KARE Services

Time / Date of Cancellation

1230 – 04.03.2018 – Cancelled

Additional Info

Route evaluation to be undertaken before 1200 midday on Monday March 05th.

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Latest from Kildare County Council

Update at 5pm on Wednesday 28 Feb RED Level Warning

By CORPORATE SERVICES | Published: 28/02/2018

Press Statement – Further update 5pm on Wednesday 28 Feb- Severe Weather Alert

Kildare County Council’s Crises Management Team incorporating the Severe Weather Assessment Team reconvened for a second time today at 3.15pm to discuss and analyse the impact of the severe weather being experienced in County Kildare. We are also continuing to work in close co-operation with An Garda Siochana, the HSE and the Defence Forces.

The council’s response teams including roads, water, fire, civil defence are actively engaged in dealing with the current weather situation. Currently we have 9 snowploughs in operation, in conjunction with 20 privately contracted ploughs and ploughs supplied by the Defence Forces. In addition Civil Defence are using 7 four wheel drive vehicles to assist members of the public in difficulty and to ensure Kildare County Council truck drivers and members of An Garda Siochana can get to their places of work.

Water Services continue to monitor the water infrastructure in Kildare and have not experienced any major issues so far.

As temperatures are expected to reach a low of -6 degrees celsius tonight, (Wednesday), motorists are urged to continue to exercise caution on all roads when driving and to avoid any unnecessary journeys. Please review the Winter Ready Booklet http://bit.ly/2F9Auot on our website for useful information.

The main concern at national level remains the forecast for Thursday night and Friday. Storm Emma coming up from the south will meet the polar air from the east and will give rise to heavy snowfalls, starting in the south of the country at approx. 16.00 hr on Thurs evening and spreading up across Munster and Leinster. With winds up to 100 km/hr allied with the snowfall, Met Eireann have issued a RED LEVEL WARNING for Munster and Leinster extending from 16.00 hrs Thurs to 12.00 noon on Friday.

Having considered the Met Éireann warning, and the likely impacts of blizzard conditions, and FOR REASONS OF PUBLIC SAFETY IN BLIZZARD LIKE CONDITIONS THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY COORDINATION GROUP IS ADVISING THAT PEOPLE SHOULD NOT VENTURE OUT OF DOORS WHILE THE RED LEVEL WARNING IS IN PLACE IN THEIR AREA.

The public are also encouraged to check on vulnerable neighbours.

Kildare County Council’s Crisis Management Team will reconvene again tomorrow and further updates will be published on our website http://kildare.ie/countycouncil, Facebook and Twitter.

The Peter McVerry Trust, on behalf of Kildare County Council have put the Cold Weather Initiative for the county into operation to provide shelter for people sleeping rough during the severe weather conditions and the Freephone Number for this service is 1800 804 307 and is operational at all times.

Please note that all Kildare County Council offices and libraries are closed until Monday morning, (5th March).

If you need to contact us for urgent matters please telephone: 1890 500 333

Ends                                                5 p.m. on 28 February 2018

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Latest on the weather

Update on previous Advisory.

Exceptionally cold weather is forecast for next week with significant wind chill and severe frosts.

Disruptive snow showers are expected from Tuesday onwards, particularly in the east and southeast.

Valid from 12:00 hours Sat, 24-Feb-2018 Valid until 12:00 hours Sat, 03-Mar-2018

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February update on Athy road

Special meeting Re Athy Distributor Road :

1. Advance contracts August 2018 – Feb 2019

2. Soil sampling Asbestos – March 2018

3. Archeology – July 2018 onwards

4. Land acquisition – March2018 onwards

5. Pre tenders evaluated Q1 2019

6. Tenders awarded Q 3 2019

7. Main road commences Q1 2020

8. Road opens Q1 2022

Just have come from the special Cllr meeting with Cllr Aoife Breslin .

Above are the time lines we were given today , work is ongoing on the road and we were again informed that there is no problem regarding funding. The road will have a special noise reduction surface the full length, similar to what you see and hear at Newlands cross in Dublin. Soil testing for Asbestos will commence in March this year and will be completed by a competent , ISO registered company. Work will be completed on the stream at Corran Ard in June and July of this year . A protective barrier will also be put in place along the route in the coming months for the safety of everybody. Archeological testing will commence in the summer of this year 2018. Consultation with landowners and those affected by the works will commence next week. Detailed design works will carry on throughout 2018. The road will have a 60km speed limit. New bridges at river barrow and railway line .We were told work on main road will commence in Q1 2020 and the road will open in Q 1 2022.

As always we are available to meet and or answer any questions you may have.

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Ready to go in Newbridge !

Cmon Kildare !!

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Dog fouling to be tackled in Athy

Further to continued representations from Residents and pedestrians in the town , I am pleased to note that Kildare County Council will install their new audible warning systems in the town . I expect the scheme to be in place within the next two weeks and the warning systems will be followed up with additional and new signs and of course enforcement.

We cannot allow the unacceptable situation of young children and vulnerable pedestrians bringing home this dirt that not only is unsightly but carries serious health risks as well. I’ll confirm an exact installation day shortly. We must raise awareness of this serious problem.

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