Work has been stopped on a raised pedestrian crossing being installed on the Main Street in Crossmolina this month, and local councillor Michael Loftus is urging Mayo County Council to get work underway again on the crossing as quickly as possible.
It was the third pedestrian crossing that was to be installed following a 155,000 euro safety grant for the town. Works were underway on the Main Street crossing when a number of lorry drivers complained about the problems the new installation would cause for lorries turning from Chapel St on to the Main Street.
Workers with the contractor installing the new crossing, according to cllr Loftus, felt intimidated by the opposition to the new development and work on the crossing ceased two weeks ago.
Councillor Loftus raised the issue at the monthly meeting of Ballina Municipal District, and the council engineer said they would look at re-aligning the crossing in question, however, she insisted that as it stood, it complied with international standards for such facilities.
Councillor Loftus has been telling Midwest News Editor Teresa O’Malley more about the need for a pedestrian crossing for school going childrens’ safety at this particular location…