Pug wrote:having grown up there, douglas was never designed for the level of traffic it gets every day and nothing significant was ever done to fix it - I can add no extra info for you but if you can get the image of the plans you have on this site, i'd be very interested out of mere curiousity
The relief road past Douglas Court was supposed to deal with traffic congestion. However, there are three points in Douglas that can't handle the traffic through them - the Well Road/Tesco junction, the fingerpost roundabout, the junction by Daily's shop (although, the creation of the right hand-turning lane has improved this one a lot). The relief road just formed an alternative route between two of these.
There are a few solutions that could provide a bit of relief - full junction for traffic accessing the ring road in Rochestown and in the Back Douglas Rd, entirely remove the ring road junction on the Douglas Rd. Unfortunately, the presence of the estuary to the East means that creating a proper relief route is nearly impossible and the only practical solution is to provide people with decent alternatives to using their cars (when will that ever happen in Cork...)
As regards the roads proposals, Deirdre Clune distributed a leaflet to people who live in her ward a number of years ago. There was one road that disturbed me, which was a proposed road from the end of Grange, through Douglas Woods to the old Carrigaline Rd. Douglas Woods have been damaged enough in recent years without having a road driven through the middle of the remainder. If these roads are to be linked, I'd prefer to see an upgrade to the existing boreen above Donnybrook and that road extended to link up with the road that comes into Grange at Pinecroft. It would be as useful for relieving traffic congestion and by joining further out the Carrigaline road, would provide full access to the N28, rather than just Carrigaline/Ringaskiddy bound. It could also form a southern development boundary for Douglas. However, it would be significantly longer and consequently more expensive...