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Call for upgrade to 'tricky' crossing at Duffry Gate

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Cllr Jackser Owens

Cllr Jackser Owens

Cllr Jackser Owens

The local authority is looking at updating the pedestrian crossing lights in the Duffry Gate area of Enniscorthy.

Cllr Jackser Owens raised concerns at the meeting about pedestrian crossing facilities in the area and described the current situation as 'lethal'.

Area Roads Engineer, Neil Dempsey, said: 'We are looking at updating the pole and lights because they are the old style.'

'It's driver/pedestrian behaviour that is causing problems at that location but new lights should improve that,' he said.

Cllr Owens said people with buggies also experience difficulties and he said some of the people living in houses there, when commenting about the manner with which drivers park, said: 'It's like cars in the parlour.'

'We are looking at that and also disabled access,' said Mr Dempsey.

District Manager, Ger Mackey, then asked the members to give Mr Dempsey more time to come back with a report.

'I would suggest that Neil be given more time to come back with a report on it, as to what is the best way forward,' he said.

'Hopefully, we will have a report at the next meeting,' said Cllr Owens.

'If Neil can get it done in that time,' replied Mr Mackey,

'It's a tricky crossing.'

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