One way traffic system throughout August on West Kerry’s famous road

A one-way traffic system is to be maintained throughout August on a popular West Kerry road.

Kerry County Council, in conjunction with Fáilte Ireland, is testing the clockwise traffic management system on Slea Head Road.

It will run from this Friday (July 29) to August 22.

During this trial period, Kerry County Council is asking larger vehicles to travel clockwise around Slea Head; visitors will also be encouraged to follow the recommended route.

This means that traffic will start at Dingle and should then go to Ventry, Slea Head, Coumeenole, Dunquin, Ballyferriter, Muríoch, Feohanagh and back to Dingle.

The trial, which is taking place during peak visitor season, follows a similar trial that took place earlier this year.

The council says it will inform future considerations about traffic management in the area.

A Kerry County Council employee will be positioned daily from 10.30am to 4pm in Coumeenole to encourage larger vehicles traveling in the wrong direction to follow the correct route.

Local access will be maintained as usual and extensive directional signage indicating the clockwise system will be erected locally.

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