Plans for new bus stop in Donacarney
PLANS ARE being put in place for a new bus stop outside the schools in Donacarney after fears for students on the busy stretch of road were expressed.
Meath County Council officials confirmed they were talking to a landowner in a bid to secure the space to install the much needed safety measures.
'You just need a wet day in Donacarney to see what happens,' stated Cllr Ann Dillon Gallagher. Her views were echoed by Cllr Sirena Campbell who said that people simply can't get past the schools at various times.
Schools were also the issue in Bettystown, the Slane Area Council meeting heard, a walking bus deemed the best way to sort out the issue.
A traffic management plan has been prepared for the Coast Road, as a direct result of school traffic.
Funding has been applied for in relation to a proposed new road, but if land was secured, a route from the likes of Inse Bay could be developed without schoolgoers having to cross the road.
'It's an ongoing problem. We'll have up to 2,000 young people in that cul de sac area within a free years so there's a lot of factors that need to be sorted out,' Cllr Wayne Harding stated.
Council officials urged the schools to also ' buy into the situation more'.