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Road Markings By Minane Bridge School Welcomed

The recent painting of road markings near Knocknamanagh National School, Minane Bridge has been welcomed.

It was requested in a motion at the monthly meeting of Cork County Council’s Carrigaline Municipal District (MD) by Cllr Marcia D’Alton (Ind) who spoke of the need to increase safety outside the school. She suggested comprehensive staged road markings on the L3210 similar to those on the R611 serving Sonas, Carrigaline to alert oncoming drivers of the presence of the school. Cllrs Aidan Lombard (FG), Ben Dalton-O’Sullivan (Ind) and cathaoirleach Seamus McGrath (FF) spoke in support.

Cllr D’Alton has since welcomed the recent lining carried out as has Cllr Lombard and both thanked senior executive engineer Madeleine Healy.

‘This was something I had been pushing for sometime. The weather was not suitable to do it all winter so it was great to get the phone call last Thursday morning that it was being done. It certainly helps but clearly we really need to get our footpath for the safety of around 200 children currently having to walk on the edge of the carriageway. The resolution of the issues stopping the footpath is ongoing and progress is being made,’ said Cllr Lombard.

At the MD meeting, Cllr D’Alton also asked that the introduction of a periodic speed limit with associated signage be considered.

In reply, Ms Healy said the next speed limit review for the county wasn’t until 2022 but that aside, periodic speed limits were only put near schools on very rural roads not in the 50kph limit such as for Ringaskiddy-Lower Harbour NS or those on national routes outside the 50kph zone. There were already school warning flashing lights but a speed survey at Minane Bridge was planned.

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