Independent Deputy for Galway West, Noel Grealish has welcomed confirmation from the NRA that they are to provide funding to Galway County Council for essential safety works and traffic calming measures on the N18 approach to Claregalway National School.
‘I was contacted by the Parents Association of the school and also by residents of the two estates; Church View and Slí an Bhradáin regarding the urgent need for traffic calming measures,’ said Deputy Grealish.
‘The Parents Association prepared an excellent DVD, showing just how dangerous this road is for children attending the school and particularly for those children trying to cross the road from the two estates.’
‘Understandably they were very concerned that it would only be a matter of time before there was a serious accident or fatality,’ said Deputy Grealish.
‘I contacted both Galway County Council and Mr Fred Barry, CEO of the NRA regarding this matter and I am delighted that following my representations, the NRA have agreed to provide funding to Galway County Council to proceed with traffic calming and safety measures.’
‘The work will also include a pedestrian crossing to enable children from the two estates, Slí an Bhradáin and Church View to safely access the school.’
‘This decision by the NRA today will be greatly welcomed by parents, teachers and all residents of Claregalway,’ concluded Deputy Grealish.