Alex Easton MLA has welcomed a letter from the Head of St Columbanus College that the East circular road near Ballymaconnell Road is to have a Pedestrian crossing.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“This is most welcome news and I know that the Head and pupils of St Columbanus College, in particular, will be pleased with this news.

I am somewhat concerned to hear that… despite passing the criteria and is now on the list for a controlled crossing which will provide much needed safety for school children and residents of the area… that it may be some time before it is actually built.

There is nothing more important than having a controlled crossing being put higher up in the order of schemes due to the level of children using this dangerous road and I am today calling on the Department of Infrastructure to find the funding as a matter of urgency, and let’s get this done as soon as possible.”