The new link road from the M9 motorway to Athy, now called the new N78, was heavily criticised at Kildare County Council’s Athy Area meeting this week.
According to local councillors, the road is, however, far from finished. They cited 30 foot sand and land bunds; “unfinished” exits to the Gateway Business Park and the proposed Southern Distributor Route; no climbing lanes; safety concerns at junctions and no right-turning lanes, as serious concerns.
Cllr [Mark] Wall said it was an “unbelievable situation”.
“What is finished resembles something out of Beirut; tarmac unfinished, footpaths not connected, trucks can’t get into the business park unless the driver does an unbelievable u-turn,” he said, adding that, he felt, the works should have been finished to a higher standard.
Here’s a photo of the road I was able to find; couldn’t find any photos of what the hell they’re talking about: