The provision of a new pedestrian crossing in Murrintown village has been welcomed by a local Sinn Féin Councillor. After constant lobbying to Wexford County Council over the past few years, Cllr Anthony Kelly said he was delighted to receive news that the project has been green-lighted.
“Murrintown has badly needed traffic calming measures for many years now,” Cllr Kelly said, “After meeting with staff members at Murrintown National School last year and being shown first-hand the confusion caused by having traffic calming measures that resembled a pedestrian crossing in place, I’m delighted to announce that funding from the NRA’s low cost safety scheme will now secure a pedestrian crossing for the village.”
“The next stage of the process will involve the preparation of a design and tender package with a proposed construction start date of approximately June/July 2014. This will involve traffic / pedestrian counts to establish the type of crossing to be installed.”
“Those local people who have campaigned to highlight the necessity of such a crossing over the past few years should be commended. The crossing will give people accessing the post office, local school and crèche, and the church a new lease of life.”