New traffic lights and crossing in Caherdavin

A SET of traffic lights and a pedestrian crossing are to be installed at a busy junction on the northside.

A SET of traffic lights and a pedestrian crossing are to be installed at a busy junction on the northside.

Transport Minister Leo Varadkar has given Limerick City Council €130,000 to install the traffic lights at the Inagh Drive-Ennis Road junction in Caherdavin Park.

The news will be welcomed by pedestrians travelling to the nearby Jetland Shopping Centre, said Cllr Michael Hourigan.

He said the area has been crying out for these improvements for more than two years.

“I very much welcome this funding, because I made representations to the Minister on this. Not only are they going to install traffic lights, they will also install two pedestrian crossings on the road junction,” he told the Limerick Leader.

The Department of Transport also granted €175,000 for resurfacing works at the Union Cross.

As well as this, the Transport Minister has given grants toward roadworks and improved pedestrian facilities in the Roxboro Bridge, and the Carey’s Road.

The Minister’s funding to Limerick has now topped €1.6m.

He said this “shows the commitment” he has to Limerick.