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Monday, 13th March 2023

Councillor raises concerns about traffic chaos on Ballymakenny Road

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The almost constant road works on the Ballymakenny Road is making a bad situation worse resulting in total chaos at school pick up and drop off times.

“Children are not getting to school on time” says Power

Councillor Declan Power has raised concerns about the timing of the traffic lights on the Ballymakenny Road which he says is causing chaos every morning as the rush to get children to school on time and is becoming very difficult and frustrating.

"The traffic lights need to be regulated between 8:00 am and 9:00 am to allow parents to transport their children to school safely and on time," the Councillor said.

"Children are arriving late and have been marked absent at times. Parents are very frustrated, as are bus companies who help transport children to school.

“A straightforward solution is to have traffic controllers on walkie-talkies to help control traffic flow during school rush hour between 8:00 am and 9:00 am.”

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Louth County Council has agreed to assess the situation to help create a better solution for traffic flow.

Almost 2,000 Children attend Ballymakenny College, St. Oliver’s National School and Presentation Primary School on the Ballymakenny Road.

Councillor Declan Power outside the schools at Ballymakennny Road.
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