Traffic lights and pedestrian crossing options for St Luke’s

Traffic lights and pedestrian crossing options for St Luke’s
St Luke's Cross. 

INSTALLATION of traffic lights and a pedestrian crossing are to be considered at St Luke’s Cross but a lollipop lady will not be redeployed at the local national school due to “insufficient resources”, City Council has said.

Councillor Joe Kavanagh (FG) requested City Hall install the safety measures.

Officials pointed out that there is a signalised pedestrian crossing on Ballyhooly Road, just north of the St Luke’s junction of Ballyhooly Road, Middle Glanmire Road, Summerhill Road and Wellington Road.

There is also a signalised pedestrian crossing on the Middle Glanmire approach to the St Luke’s junction.

The crossing on the Wellington Road arm of the junction is uncontrolled.

A report from City Hall said: “A review of the junction will be undertaken as part of the National Transport Authority funded North West Strategic Corridor Study.”

Mr Kavanagh also called for the position of a lollipop lady to be reinstated at the junction during the school year.

However, the Council’s roads and transportation directorate has said the junction is not suitable for a school warden.

“...the transportation division is unable to deploy a school warden to St Luke’s national school as there are insufficient resources available currently to support the recruitment of additional school wardens,” a report said.

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