Traffic concerns in Limerick over new Castletroy school

Local election candidate Joe Pond
Local election candidate Joe Pond

RESIDENTS in Castletroy are fearful that the new Gaelscoil Chaladh an Treoigh, due to open in September, has the potential to result in traffic chaos.

Local residents have expressed fears over a lack of adequate parking and set down facilities at the school’s new site on the main N7 opposite Lidl in Castletroy. Residents are worried that motorists will be faced with a “traffic nightmare” when the primary school opens.

Currently under construction, the new state-of-the-art school will allow the Gaelscoil to provide much needed amenities and resource areas to support learning and individual development.

Limerick City East local election candidate Joe Pond maintains that its potential for traffic chaos is one of the biggest concerns in the Castletroy area. The Fianna Fail hopeful said he can envisage a situation where some parents will end up dropping off their children on the main N7 which could easily lead to an accident.

“Let’s not forget that there have been fatalities on this stretch of road in recent years, even before the opening of the school”.

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“Many parents whose children will attend the new school have contacted me to express their concern at what appears to be a serious lack of provision of parking and set down facilities at the site,” he claimed.

He is now calling on the Council to reassure local residents that sufficient parking and set down facilities will be provided at the site.