Drogheda rural election candidate Leanne Saurin has written to Louth County Council urging them to take action over concerns for pedestrians’ safety on the old Slane road in Mell.
Saurin, who is standing for Sinn Féin in the area said “following a number of representations from residents from the Tullybrook estate I have written to Louth County Council asking if there are any plans to extend the footpath from Boyne Meadows to the Tullybrook estate?”
M/s Saurin said “I’m reasonably confident no such plans exist. Therefore I am calling on the council to carry out a safety audit and implement something tangible as soon as possible. Presently, the footpath stops suddenly and pedestrians have to step out on to the road to walk 50 or 60 yards before re-joining a section of path leading into Tullybrook.”
M/s Saurin explained that the situation is further exacerbated by a lack of adequate street lighting and “this is putting people at unnecessary risk not to mention parents walking their children to school on dark winter mornings.”
M/s Saurin concluded by reminding the Council that this path should be in place before phase two of the Tullybrook is completed. People in the area deserve basic decent infrastructure.