Kill's pedestrian lights will disappear in April

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Kill's pedestrian lights will disappear in April

Children take part in a protest demanding pedestrian llghts in Kill

The temporary pedestrian traffic lights provided in Kill village in the wake of an accident involving a young girl will be removed.

The lights will be taken away when the works to widen the M7 are completed and this is expected to happen at the end of April.

This is despite pressure from local politicians  to keep the lights in place until a permanent pedestrian crossing is provided as part of the Naas to Kill cycle scheme.

The temporary lights were installed where dropped kerbs are in place near the Dew Drop Inn on December 20.

According to Kildare County Council the lights are leased and “are expensive to put in an maintain.”

It’s intended to carry out traffic and pedestrian counts after the M7 works conclude.

Cllr Anne Breen said money should be found for a a permanent crossing and Cllr Fintan Brett wants the lights to be left in place until the end of school holidays - regardless of the M7 work.

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