Coun­cil look­ing at Round Tow­ers safety

Fingal Independent - - NEWS -

A Labour coun­cil­lor has called on the lo­cal au­thor­ity to ‘give a re­port as to whether the Traf­fic and Op­er­a­tions En­gi­neers have ex­am­ined the site at the cross­ing on Min­is­ters Road in Lusk to the Gaelic Club, re­gard­ing a suite of works in­volv­ing traf­fic calm­ing mea­sures/foot­path in­stal­la­tion/ cross­ing and lighting’.

Cllr Robert O’donoghue call for ‘the ap­pro­pri­ate fund­ing to be in­cluded in the es­ti­mates for these works and can the Chief Ex­ec­u­tive fur­ther in­di­cate if it is pos­si­ble to carry out im­me­di­ate works to al­le­vi­ate the se­ri­ous safety prob­lem at this lo­ca­tion’.

In a writ­ten re­sponse, the coun­cil stated: ‘A site meeting took place in July of this year with a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of Round Tow­ers GAA dur­ing which pedes­trian safety is­sues for those ac­cess­ing the GAA club from Min­is­ters Road and Hands Lane were high­lighted.

‘The lo­ca­tion of the ex­ist­ing pedes­trian en­trance on the junc­tion was noted as a par­tic­u­lar con­cern and the club rep­re­sen­ta­tive un­der­took to con­sider the clo­sure and re­lo­ca­tion of the en­trance from it’s cur­rent lo­ca­tion.

‘The coun­cil is as­sess­ing the lo­ca­tion with a view to iden­ti­fy­ing the most ap­pro­pri­ate traf­fic calm­ing mea­sures and foot­path in­stal­la­tion re­quire­ments for in­clu­sion in the 2019 Works Pro­gramme.’

Cllr O’donoghue said he wel­comed the as­sess­ment of the area, par­tic­u­larly the coun­cil look­ing at re­lo­cated the en­trance.

He said he looked for­ward to see­ing plans for the work in next year’s work pro­gramme.

Speak­ing at the lo­cal area com­mit­tee meeting, the Labour coun­cil­lor said it was im­por­tant the is­sue was ad­dressed as soon as pos­si­ble as it had be­come a ‘ma­jor haz­ard in Lusk’.

Coun­cil of­fi­cial, Mick Car­roll said that a traf­fic en­gi­neer and area en­gi­neer had in­de­pen­dently as­sessed the lo­ca­tion and that the coun­cil were look­ing at the op­tions.

He said there were op­tions for res­o­lu­tions but also ob­sta­cles to achiev­ing that res­o­lu­tion.

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