A three year campaign by Oranmore people, supported by local senator Fidelma Healy Eames, for the provision of a pedestrian crossing at Orantown Centre has finally paid off.
Work has begun on the project which will make the area a safer place, according to the local Fine Gael politician.
“Local people have long highlighted to me the difficulties in crossing the road safely due to the heavy volumes of traffic near the shopping centre as well as proximity of the main bus stop for Oranmore.
“While it is not yet clear when the pedestrian crossing will be up and running, I am assured by the local office that the traffic signal head units are ordered and delivery of same is imminent. To date, all of the civil works have been completed. All that remains is for the signal heads to be installed and commissioned.”
Some €30,000 has been committed to the project under the Low Cost Accident Remedial Measures Scheme, she says.
Senator Healy Eames says she is grateful to the Galway County Council for acting on this important issue.
“I wish to thank Galway County Council for responding to this request in the interest of public safety.”