A NAAS councillor has called on Transport Infrastructure Ireland to try and reduce road noise on the N7.

Cllr Anne Breen asked at the February meeting of the Naas Municipal District that, based on an EU directive, road noise be reduced wherever possible on health grounds.


She asked if the roads authority would resurface a one kilometre stretch of road adjacent to Kill village and reduce the speed limit on the same stretch from 100 km/hr to 80 km/hr.

“Residents in the Whitethorn area feel the noise will affect their health,” said Cllr Breen.

Cllr Fintan Brett said he believed this work has already been carried out as the asphalt used from Kill to junction 11 is the  noise reducing substance.

He added that people in Kill  are worried that if the speed limit is reduced the measure could start diverting traffic through the village.