At Monday’s meeting of Wicklow County Council Cllr Derek Mitchell said that there would be complete traffic chaos if it was not built ‘The Council has given permission for over 2,000 school places on this road which has been planned since at least 1987. However no work has been done on the road and much of it does not exist’. ‘3 of the 4 major schools on the road are new (Educate Together, Gaelscoile and Temple Carrig Secondary) and are filling up a year at a time while St. Laurence’s keeps adding classrooms. The Council must design the road this year and build in following years as large Development levies have been collected in Greystones’.
The issue was deferred to await a management report at the next meeting.
The Department of Education has built the new schools at the opposite side of the town to the children and this is producing an enormous traffic load. Good cycle paths on this new road will help children to cycle and walk, cutting down car use. Some of this road is a boreen and unsafe for cycling or walking and some does not exist yet.