Pedes­trian cross­ing in need of re­pairs

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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.

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