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Pedestrian Crossing Sought at Busy Carrigaline Junction

Writes Leo McMahon

A pedestrian crossing at the junction of Kilmoney Road and Forest Road, Carrigaline was requested by Cllr Seamus McGrath (FF) at the monthly meeting of the county council’s Carrigaline Municipal District.

Pointing out that he previously submitted a motion about it and acknowledging that it was included in the next phase of the Carrigaline Transportation and Public Realm Enhancement Plan (TPREP), he said the difficulty experienced by people trying to cross the busy road had again been highlighted with him.

The footpath on the western side of Kilmoney Road ended just across from the Forest Road necessitating pedestrians to cross the busy junction there. As implementation of phase 1b of TPREP was likely to take some time, he asked the area office to contact the council’s Traffic and Transportation (T&T) section to get some advance funding for this.

Cathaoirleach, Cllr Ben Dalton-O’Sullivan (Ind) spoke in support. Acting senior executive engineer Alan Cogan undertook to contact T & T.

A bus stop and pole on Kilmoney Road Lower opposite Maurland Estate was again requested by Cllr McGrath who said it was exasperating

and scandalous that a year on, the National Transport Authority and Bus Eireann still hadn’t provided this. There is no bus stop Cork bound for about one kilometre between Clevedon and the Bridge in Carrigaline. Cllrs Marcia D’Alton (Ind) and Audrey Buckley (FF) spoke in support.

On the suggestion of by Cllr McGrath, MD officer Carol Conway undertook to seek a meeting of the MD with Bus Eireann about this and many other matters at its office in Capwell Road, Cork.

Cllr Michael Paul Murtagh (FG) had a motion requesting that the L2494 be added to the council’s road resurfacing programme. It is off the main Carrigaline-Ballyfeard road.

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