The road has a huge volume of daily traffic, coming into Kilkenny from North Kilkenny and beyond. It is the road used by the extremely busy Glanbia plant in Ballyragget for their lorries travelling to the Bellview Plant. The road also has to accomodate all traffic coming from the West and midlands travelling to the South East, as well as traffic coming from the East of the country going in a south westerly direction (towards Waterford for example).
We request that the N77 road between the Castlecomer Roundabout and Dunmore Village be upgraded - widened, provision of cycle and footpaths and lighting.
At present this stretch of road is dangerous and not fit for purpose.
Also, the changes suggested would lead to an increase in children walking/cycling to school and in adults walking/cycling to work in Kilkenny, as well as allowing access to the proposed biodiversity park on foot or by bike, instead of by car for people living in Kilkenny City.