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Busy Longford route to see new pedestrian crossing following local outcry

Jul 28, 2022 08:07 By Shannonside News
Busy Longford route to see new pedestrian crossing following local outcry Busy Longford route to see new pedestrian crossing following local outcry
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Councillor Martin Monaghan brought the issue before this months meeting of the Longford Municipal District.

A controlled pedestrian crossing will be installed along the Ballinalee road in Longford following concerns raised by a local councillor.

Improvement works which are ongoing along a stretch of the N63 resulted in the removal of some traffic control measures close to the entrance of the Ard Michael estate.

Martin Monaghan claims walkers are now forced to cross a busy section of road without proper controls in place.

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At a meeting of this month's Longford Municipal District council officials stated a safety audit had been carried out at the location and no concerns were raised.

However, since the meeting on Tuesday morning Councillor Monaghan says a button controlled light crossing has been secured for when the works are complete.

In the meantime, the Fianna Fail representative is hopeful a new traffic management system can be put in place to ensure safety for pedestrians.

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By the contractors taking over the project, they're not obliged to provide a crossing there because it was uncontrolled.

I'm delighted to say following discussion with our engineers at Longford county council and putting the pressure on them and listening to the complaints i'd had

We're now looking at putting in a controlled pedestrianed crossing and lights

Push the button and the lights will operate.

They will be installed on the Ballinalee road and the cycle lane

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