Sinn Féin Dublin South West TD Seán Crowe has predicted traffic mayhem in a new estate in Kingswood unless immediate action is taken by the local authority, South Dublin County Council.

New footpaths installed on both sides of the road entering Kingswood Mews has meant it is too narrow for two cars to pass on the road.

Teachta Seán Crowe said:

“Newly installed footpaths on both sides the roadway into Kingswood Mews have left the road too narrow and not viable for two cars or other vehicles to pass going in and out of the estate. With opening of 78 new apartments in the new estate, there will be traffic mayhem, particularly at peak times in the mornings, afternoons, and evenings.

“Urgent action needs to be carried out by the local authority, South Dublin County Council, before these apartments open and I am calling on them to bring back the contractor who installed these new paths and left this difficulty for residents and visitors to the estate.

“4.3 metres or 170 inches is not wide enough for vehicles to pass and I am calling on the Council to address this error as a matter of urgency. Residents who are currently living in Kingswood Mews are having to try navigate this road every day and the addition of 78 apartments will do nothing to ease the problem.

“There is clearly plenty of space for a wider road and new footpaths. The contractor would appear to have made an error and needs to start again.”