Limerick Labour councillor welcomes approval of Bloodmill Road Extension Scheme

Limerick Labour Party councillor Elena Secas.

THE approval by An Bord Pleanála of the proposed Bloodmill Road Extension Scheme has been welcomed by Labour councillor Elena Secas.

Cllr Secas told the Limerick Post that she is delighted to finally see the green light given for this scheme.

The City East representative enthused over the “really fast-paced manner” the Groody area is developing.

“The Limerick Educate Together Secondary School is already completed, the new Bon Secours Hospital well under construction at the moment, and a lot more development to follow in this area,” Cllr Secas commented.

“We have Northern Trust across the road from the school and the hospital under construction, which employs over 800 people at the moment, a lot of businesses in the Ballysimon Road area, employing thousands of people combined, the University of Limerick around the corner, so this area has seen huge waves of traffic especially in the past year.

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“I know the council are going to work really hard now to progress the scheme as a priority,” she added.

Cllr Secas said she was also pleased that a temporary footpath is being facilitated by the council on the Bloodmill Road to allow children in the area, who live within walking distance from the school, to walk safely to school until the permanent scheme is delivered.

“Works on this temporary measure … will also allow people working at Northern Trust and at other businesses in the Groody/Ballysimon area to walk safely to work,” she concluded.