There are concerns that a ‘serious incident’ will happen, unless upgrade works are carried out to a busy Letterkenny road leading to a school.
Elderly residents of College Farm Road, which leads to St Bernadette’s Special School, are worried as traffic volumes have shown a marked increase in recent times.
“There is every likelihood that a serious incident will occur unless there is a widening of the road and installation of footpaths,” Christy Galligan, on behalf of College Farm Road residents, said.
“The road in this area is too small and has no footpath for residents or school pupils who pass thrpugh this area.
“The increased traffic flow, due to the schools expansion, calls for the Council to widen the road.
Some of Upper College Farm Road has no street lighting and some areas with houses have no council road adopted.
“Each day and afternoon, and some evenings, the residents must put up with buses, cars and trucks entering and exiting this school.
“Planning permission was sought and obtained for two new classrooms and an expansion of the car park.”
The matter has been described as ‘urgent’.
Mr Galligan has further raised concerns at ‘incessant noise of a rock breaker from 8am most mornings’, something he said is ‘seriously disturbing to the elderly residents.’