Barn­dar­rig res­i­dents not sur­prised at N11 de­ci­sion

Bray People - - News -

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.’

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