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27/10/2021

Call for traffic calming at Kilcornan NS

Call for traffic calming at Kilcornan NS

Cllr Emmett O'Brien: "This is one of the few, perhaps only national schools on a national road that does not have any traffic calming measures."

LOCAL councillor Emmett O’Brien has urged Transport Infrastructure Ireland to put traffic calming measures in place at Kilcornan National School.

The independent councillor accused TII of “showing no regard or no interest for the residents of the area, school children and road users”.

“This is one of the few, perhaps only national schools  on a national road that does not have any traffic calming measures and it is high time that the safety of the school children and kids playing on the all-weather facility is recognised,” he said.

“While the TII have told me there is little collision history at the school they accept is a case for giving the area around the school and the playing field an ‘urban’ treatment with footpaths and street lighting. This will highlight to the drivers that the area is a centre of activity where slower speeds are appropriate.”

Cllr O’Brien added: “The simple reason why there have been no accidents at the school entrance is down to the goodwill of Kilcornan Community Council and the local primary school in allowing cars come into the safe confines of the car park next to the all-weather facility and avoid traffic on the N69. 

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