LIMERICK City and County Council have received confirmation from the National Transport Authority (NTA) of an allocation of funding to improve overall pedestrian facilities in the vicinity of Ballybrown National School.
It is anticipated these works will include the installation of a pedestrian crossing and 200-300 meters of new footpath. It is planned to commence works during the summer months.
Welcoming the funding, local Fine Gael councillor Dan McSweeney said that the need for enhanced pedestrian facilities had been raised with him by a significant number of local residents over the last two years.
“Since the onset of Covid, we have seen a significant rise in walking and cycling. The national school has also seen a significant increase in students walking and cycling,” Cllr McSweeney told the Limerick Post.
“This is an issue I have worked on over the last two years with a number of stakeholders and I am delighted to receive confirmation of funding to address this issue over the coming months. I hope these works will provide a safe and suitable walking and cycling route to the school and will attract even more students to walk and cycle.”