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Sunday, 21st January 2018

Parents terrified by lack of footpath at Dublin Road

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Pictured at the accidet black spot near the boundary of Meath and Louth on the Dublin Road, where there is no footpath are (from left): Brian Kelly and Aaron O’Neill of the Deepforde Residents Committee, Emily Hodgins Secretary of the Five Oaks and The View Residents Association and Meath Councillor Stephen McKee. Photo: Andy Spearman.

Children walking to school must cross busy road at accident black spot

Residents of two neighbouring housing estates off the Dublin Road in Drogheda, one in County Meath, the other in Louth, are worried sick about the absence of a footpath which they say is putting their children’s lives at risk.

The footpath from Deepforde which is in County Meath is fine; it runs for about 100 yards alongside the main Dublin Road. The problem is that it stops abruptly when it reaches the boundary of County Louth.

This leaves pedestrians including young children on their way to St. Mary’s Primary School in Bryanstown must choose between walking on the busy road or crossing over through the traffic to a footpath on the far side. Either option puts their lives at risk.

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