The vexed junction at Osberstown in Sallins may finally be in for some good news as James Lawless, local Fianna Fáil representative, has been advised by the National Transport Authority that a survey recently commissioned will report shortly with a verdict.

“The issue has dragged on for years” said James “The junction is patently dangerous and there has been a number of near misses and actual collisions there already. It is only good luck to date that no one has yet been seriously hurt”.

The junction sees traffic from Oldbridge estate, Caragh and surrounding areas exit onto the main Sallins-Naas road and is notorious for a lack of safe exit for right turning traffic.

“I have been petitioning the council to take action here since 2008” said James. “I am expecting this latest development may finally bring some good news for local residents and users of this junction. A while back the council relinquished the issue to national level via the N.T.A. and this survey is the first positive action for a while. I am hopeful the survey report will recommend a new set of signals at this junction. In any event I have been promised a public consultation will take place after the report is published so residents will have the opportunity to formally air their views even if the N.T.A. do not see sense initially”.

That report from the NTA is expected to be concluded and published over the next month.