Fine Gael TD for Meath East, Regina Doherty has, today (Friday) welcomed the installation of the long awaited pedestrian traffic lights at Yellow Furze National School.
The Meath East TD said today that “we have waited a long time for these traffic lights to be installed. I have been working very closely with Yellow Furze National School staff and its Board of Management, specifically Principal Noeleen Rooney, Christy Farrell (Chair of the BOM) and Des Mooney, but to name a few, to ensure that our children can safely cross the road to and from school.”
“We have been calling for road safety measures to be installed in Yellow Furze for some time. For several years I have been receiving calls from parents who knew all too well the daily dangers and risks when crossing the busy road outside of the school.
“I was thrilled when in January of this year I saw the installation of the foundation and stands for the traffic lights. We had to wait a little bit longer for the signal lights themselves to be erected as they were ordered in from the United Kingdom.”
Doherty concluded in say that “It is a welcomed sigh of relief for us all to know that children, parents and other pedestrians can now cross the road safely. I have also requested for double-yellow lines to be painted at the entrance of the school, as parked cars continue to block the line of sight for both pedestrians and cars using the road.”