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New Pedestrian Lights At Brackenstown

Pictured is local Sinn Fein councillor, Philip Lynam at the new pedestrial traffic lights beside the children's playground on Brackenstown Road, Swords

Hard work between local residents, councillors and the County Council’s ‘Special Works Programme’, has helped towards securing pedestrian lights at a busy junction on the Brackenstown Road in Swords.

Cllr Philip Lynam (SF), who worked tirelessly alongside local resident Paul Madden, spoke to the County Leader on the issue and stated that, “he is delighted that the new pedestrian lights, at the junction in Brackenstown Road, have now been installed and turned on.” He went on to say that, “this new addition to the area will play a great role for families crossing safely to the playground and to the school, which will also help the local school warden as she helps the children to cross.” Lynam wanted to thank the County Council for listening to the concerns, of both himself and the local residents and for making the funds available to complete the task in this year’s special works programme.

Speaking to the County Leader, local resident Paul Madden, spoke of the determination involved in securing these traffic-calming measures for the local residents of Brackenstown, He said, “I’ve lived on the Brackenstown Road for nearly 19 years and during that time, traffic on the road has increased hugely, with speed becoming a big issue for children and adults trying to cross the road.” He continued, “I first made representations to local councillors back in 2009 to have some traffic calming measures implemented for the Brackenstown Road.

It was constantly put on the long finger by the Council until Cllr Lynam took up the issue and with some help from my constant emails and messages, pushed the Council to concede that there was indeed an issue and to identify a possible solution.” He concluded “As a resident of the area with two children, I’m absolutely delighted that the signalised crossing is up and running and I would like to thank Cllr Lynam for the huge amount of effort he put into this issue over the last number of years.”