LIMERICK County Council has approved €30,000 funding for the construction of a new pedestrian crossing at Quin’s Cross near St Nessan’s School in Mungret.
Labour councillor Tomas Hannon has welcomed the cash injection, saying it will greatly improve road safety in the area, especially for youngsters travelling to the school from the Fr Russell Road.
“I am really pleased that construction is due to commence in the coming months on this vital road safety improvement,” Cllr Hannon said.
He added: “This is just one of many road safety improvements that I have campaigned for in the Raheen and Dooradoyle area.”
He pointed out that there has also been improvements at the Racefield Centre on the Fr Russell Road, McDonalds at the Crescent Shopping Centre, and on the Upper Dooradoyle link road.
“It is vital that the people of Raheen and Dooradoyle can walk around their community safely, and I will continue to press for improvements,” he vowed.
Meanwhile, there was further good news for Dooradoyle this week after An Bord Pleanala approved plans for a new playground inside the car park of the Crescent Shopping Centre.
The development, which will see the removal of six car parking spaces, will also mean maintenance jobs at the neighbouring Kilteragh Housing Estate will be done by the council.