Caragh Bridge closure mixed blessing for local school
7 Sept 2015
Whilst business owners and traders rue the closure of Caragh Bridge and the loss of drive-through traffic, not everyone is missing the heavy traffic. Mary Dunne, school principal of Caragh National School welcomes the lack of heavy vehicles and lorries that trundle through the main street on a daily basis. “Whilst teachers and parents are inconvenienced at having to take the alternative routes, the front of the school is much quieter and traffic free. We welcome the loss of heavy vehicles which pose a serious threat to school children’s safety”. Miss Dunne added: “Parents are arriving earlier and using the car park at the church before walking to school from there. The ‘walking bus’ is accommodated by parents and working well. Even pupils travelling on the Clongorey bus are here on time”. The junction at the church has been causing problems whilst traffic lights at Railway Bridge ensure greater safety. However, motorists are reminded to drive cautiously at the Victoria Bridge junction and Petty Marron’s Cross.
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