Fianna Fáil Councillor O’ Sullivan Fighting To End Traffic Congestion in Little Island

By Seamus Whelehan

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Calls are being made to finally end traffic congestion for long suffering motorist in Little Island.

Fianna Fáil Councillor Padraig O’Sullivan told the Southern Committee of Cork County Council on Monday 16 January, commuters are at their wits end.

Fed up with the permanent traffic congestion in the area.

The Fianna Fáil Cllr told the executive traffic chaos is a way of life for many Little Island residents.

“Since the 1960’s, infrastructure has more or less stayed the same. It means that at peak times, it can take up to an hour to leave the Island. Even minor accidents in the area can bring further chaos.”

The public representative said he feared the problem is going to get worse, with 228 acres zoned for further industrial use on the eastern section of Little Island.

He said an online petition to put pressure on the authorities to end unbearable congestion on the Island, received over 3,000 signatures over a number of days.

The Little Island native said he was calling for a third exit to help streamline the traffic.

There is an estimated 1,000 people living close to almost 1,000 businesses employing tens of thousands in the area, come peak times the Islands’ traffic grinds to a halt.
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