A call for a full review of road signs and ‘lane management’ on the new roundabouts and road network on the Waterford City Bypass in South Kilkenny was requested by the Piltown Electoral Area Committee of Kilkenny County Council at a meeting in Newrath last week.

Drivers were crossing from one lane to another at the major roundabouts and a number of minor collisions had taken place recently, the meeting heard.

Cllr Tomas Breatnach (Lab) said better lane management arrangements were needed on roads approaching the new network. Many people were crossing from one lane to another and there was a question mark over driver behaviour in that regard.

Road markings should be improved or over-head signs put in place to help drivers get into a particular lane, he added. A lot of drivers had difficulty spotting the temporary sign for Kilmacow under the new bridges at Grannagh. They could not find Kilmacow and it had been a disaster for some clubs and organisations as well as people travelling to weddings, funerals and Mass. They found themselves driving all over the place, he said.

Committee Chairman Cllr Pat Dunphy (FG) said Kilmacow could well become a forgotten Village.

It was decided to set up a meeting with the NRA and Mr Tom Hartery of Waterford City Council to review road signs on the bypass.

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