This is The Road To Nowhere. It's located in Holywell just off the Drynam Road in
Swords. Local people from the area are well used to looking at it in amazement.
The road was
built years ago and the aim was for it to merge with an existing roundabout in the Airside Business Park and halt the large
amount of traffic passing through the Holywell estate.
The strange thing about this road
is that the builder did now own the land where the road was to be built beyond the trees in the photo. He did own the piece
of land up until the hedge but that's all.
The people who bought houses in Holywell believed
that this road would be completed when the estate was finished. Well the estate is completed many years now and the road still
leads into a hedge.
At the start of this year Fingal County Council placed a compulsory purchase
order on the land behind the hedge and has put out a the road to tender. In the meantime traffic continues to flow in large
amounts through the Holywell estate and this level of traffic was never supposed to pass through such a built up area with
very narrow roads.
In the past week a couple of pedestrian crossings have been put in place beside
the new School in the hope of slowing traffic down and giving the children a sort of safe way of crossing the road. Quiet
frankly it's a miracle that nobody has being knocked down on this road through the estate.
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