Pedestrian crossing in need of repairs
A pedestrian crossing by the school in Kilcoole needs to be repaired and painted, according to Cllr Tom Fortune.
He said that cars are trying to avoid the worst part of it.
‘People are coming into it too quick. That is of course more of a garda problem but the crossing itself does need to be repaired,’ said Cllr Fortune.
Cllr Nicola Lawless said that the speed ramps at Crow Abbey and Church Lane need attention. ‘Is it possible to do a survey and see what needs to be done?’ she asked.
‘I know what you’re saying about the condition of the edge,’ said engineer Ruairi O’Hanlon about the Kilcoole ramp. ‘We will get it fixed up before we have to paint it. It does require painting soon.
‘ There are a number of ramps in the district that have potholes,’ he said. ‘ This is one of the arguments I have for not using ramps but implementing other measures. They are a bit of a sledgehammer approach. They’re expensive to put in and don’t last long. People who live near one might be upset about the noise at night of trucks etc going over them. I’m in favour at looking at other measures to keep traffic calm.’
Meanwhile, Cllr Gerry Walsh welcomed repairs to the Hillside path. ‘I assume we will get around to doing Applewood Heights and other estates in the current year.
Cllr Derek Mitchell referred to the road improvement works at St Vincent’s Road. ‘Some of the surface water drains don’t work when raining,’ he said. ‘I suspect they are broken or blocked. I expect these will be done with the works?’
Mr O’Hanlon said that they will be looking at drainage and surface water. He said that getting surface water off the road is key to maintaining it.
The pedestrian crossing by the school in Kilcoole.