Pedestrian crossing needed for this Kilkenny school

"Urgent need" for pedestrian crossing

Darren Hassett

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Darren Hassett

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Pedestrian crossing needed at busy Laois school and playground

Pedestrian crossing needed

With 108 children enrolled in Scoil Bhríde, Ballyragget there is “an urgent need to provide a controlled pedestrian crossing on the N77 to facilitate access to the school”, a local councillor has said.

Speaking after a recent meeting of Castlecomer Municipal District, Cllr Maurice Shortall said: “All crossings are both problematic and dangerous due to the heavy volumes of traffic.

“This issue has previously been identified as necessary and the ducting is in place from a planning application some years ago. The problem has not gone away and needs to be addressed.”

Cllr Shortall said the safety of crossing on the national route needs to be looked at.

He called for action to be taken to address the issue and to make it safer to walk to school.