Expect traffic delays as Kill residents protest again today

Demonstration

Paul O'Meara

Reporter:

Paul O'Meara

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paul@leinsterleader.ie

Second protest by Kill residents takes place today

Residents and children in Kill last week

Motorists who use Kill as a rat run to avoid traffic are likely to have their progress thwarted this afternoon.

A second demonstration has been arranged by Kill residents seeking a pedestrian crossing in the village.

It take place at 4.15pm  - a week after a hundreds of parents and children walked from Scoil Bhride to the village.

They say a pedestrian crossing is needed or at least a school warden to ensure that people can cross the road safely. A young girl was injured in a road accident in Kill last week.

The organisers point to the fact that the population of Kill continues to grow.

They also say that that many motorists use Kill and Johnstown as shortcuts to avoid traffic congestion on the neighbouring N7.

This congestion has worsened since the imposition of a 60-kph speed limit to facilitate the widening of the carriageway to three lanes on either side.

Today’s protest will take the form of a car driving slowly from the school to Kill GAA with one vehicle departing every minute.