Warning that road stretch by primary school is ‘accident waiting to happen’

by Gazette Reporter
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A stretch of road outside a primary school in Skerries has been described as an “accident waiting to happen”.

Green Party representative for Fingal Joe O’Brien has asked Fingal County Council to carry out a safety assessment outside Skerries ETNS.

The stretch will soon become part of the R127, the main road connecting the towns of Skerries and Balbriggan, but no road safety assessment has been conducted.

Green Party representative for Fingal Joe O’Brien

Mr O’Brien told Dublin Gazette: “I have been urging the council to conduct a proper safety assessment outside the school gates which opens directly onto a busy road.

“This road will be getting significantly busier soon. The response to date from Fingal though has been somewhat disappointing.”

Mr O’Brien called for a guardrail to be installed before the new road opens rather than after the risk level increases. He warned: “The children are accustomed to a particular level of traffic and this will change and increase very suddenly when the road opens to connect with Balbriggan.

“All measures should be taken to reduce risks, including the introduction of a school traffic warden.”

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