A ‘black spot’ on the Carrick Road outside the village of Mooncoin has been the scene of a number of strange accidents recently, a meeting of the Piltown Electoral Area Committee of Kilkenny County Council heard in Newrath last week.
Two cars somersaulted over a ditch into a field on a bad bend and the County Council has taken safety measures to reduce speed and the risk of further accidents.
The matter was raised by Cllr Pat Dunphy (FG) who said there had been numerous accidents on the Carrick Road over the years at a point about half a mile outside the village. The roadside hedge bore the marks of many collisions where cars went over the ditch into Mackey’s Field.
Newrath Area Engineer Denis Lawlor said the County Council was in the course of carrying out surface work on the road. The flashing warning sign was to be moved in closer to the dangerous bend and the speed limit had been reduced from 100kph to 80kph and appropriate signs were in place.
Cllr Catherine Phelan (FG) said the road connecting Mullinavat to the new section of the N9 under construction in Mullinavat had subsided and was in need of repair.