Pedestrian crossing at Blackrock by year end, says Higgins

Fine Gael Councillor Clodagh Higgins has confirmed today that a pedestrian crossing at Blackrock in Salthill is a work in progress with a plan being reviewed at City Hall.

Councillor Higgins said that it is no secret that she have been advocating for a pedestrian crossing at Blackrock for some time.

“I believe it is urgently required given the numbers trying to access beaches. The current situation presents a real threat to those who attempt to cross the busy road on a daily basis,” she said.

“Blackrock is one of the busiest locations in Salthill and a key crossing point along the promenade for so many and the fact pedestrians have to essentially dodge vehicles to traverse the road presents a very real and actual safety issue.

“Currently there is no route that allows for safe pedestrian passage at Blackrock however, I am delighted to announce that this is soon to change,” added Cllr Higgins.

“I have been working with Galway City Council’s Transport Department and the NTA and I understand that a detailed design and road safety audit is being reviewed, and subject to approval, it is hoped that Galway City Council will be in a position to appoint a contractor in Q3 2022”.

Councillor Higgins concluded by saing that she is delighted that plans are at this point.

“I am hopeful that a pedestrian crossing will be in place by year end. I would like to thank the Transport Department and the NTA staff for working with me to progress this vital piece of infrastructure for the people of Salthill and beyond.”

 

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