Cllr Mary Sweeney has asked at the latest Portlaoise Municipal District Meeting that Laois County Council undertake a review of current lighting in Ballyroan village and surrounding areas.
“To ensure that they are all in working order and repair any that are not currently working and also that the switching on of the lights at the new pedestrian crossing in Ballyroan Village be advanced without further delay.”
Mr Farhan Nasiem, A/S.E.E., Road Design responded by saying “A maintenance contractor has been asked to patrol lights in Ballyroan – any lights found not working will be repaired.
“In relation to the pedestrian crossing, all electrical and installation works are now complete, we are currently awaiting confirmation of an electricity supply connection date from ESB networks. ”
Cllr Sweeney said there are a least four or five lights not working, and the main concern is the pedestrian crossing by the school.
The Cllrs agreed the pedestrian crossing at the school is a huge addition to the village and it is being used by the children as intended.
Cllr John Joe Fennelly added “We were always on top of the lights, it’s just a bit slower this year.”