Barndarrig residents not surprised at N11 decision
LOCAL Barndarrig residents are hardly shocked at the decision not to go ahead with the upgrade of the only remaining unfinished section of the N11 but see the NRA’s move as another snub to their concerns.
Calls for temporary safety measures have so far been ignored and now locals have to cope with the fact that the upgrade to dual carriageway from the Beehive up past Jack Whites won’t take place in the foreseeable future after the NRA informed Wicklow County Council that the tendering process had to halt immediately.
Seamus Murphy and the Barndarrig Residents Association have long been pushing for traffic calming measures, including a temporary footbridge which pedestrians and school children could use when crossing the road. While that proposal wasn’t accepted Mr. Murphy feels something will have to be done.
‘With the recent announcement that there isn’t any funding to complete the N11, it’s of vital importance that proper calming measures and signage are put in place. You have 110 pupils attending St. Mary’s, and some parents have to cross this busy road four times a day on school runs. The kids have to do the same yet there are no signs letting anyone know a school is nearby. I bet there are people using the N11 every day who don’t even know a school is located there.’