Kildare TD presses for noise reducing measures on M4

Too loud for residents

Kim O'Leary

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M4 motorway

Local Fianna Fail TD, Frank O’Rourke, has called on Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) and Kildare County Council to provide for noise reducing measures on the M4.

“Over the years, there has been many calls for noise reducing measures to be provided on the M4 to deal with the concerns of people living in Kilcock, Maynooth and Leixlip,” said Deputy O’Rourke.

“I have raised this point with Kildare County Council, Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) and I am again calling on these parties to address this problem. As I have seen for myself, the noise being emitted from traffic from the M4 is excessive for people living adjacent to the M4 in Kilcock, Maynooth and Leixlip.”

“EU legislation, transposed into Irish Law, now governs the traffic generated noise and we need either to provide noise barriers or other noise reducing measure such as low noise surfacing to reduce the road noise being emitted from the M4,” added Deputy O'Rourke.