'Platin Road is crumbling away'
Published 18/06/2014 | 05:28
THE PLATIN Road is crumbling away!
And immediate action is now needed, according to local councillor Paul Bell.
"I am aware that funds have been sanctioned in this year's road works programme for a complete restoration of the road which can now only be described as being in a state of disintegration. Part of the road at the entrance to Congress Avenue has sunk with the foundation suffering from heavy pounding from the constant transiting of Heavy Goods Vehicles.
'The junction at Beamore Road has now a deep pothole right in the centre of the road.
'While I welcome the fact that patching and temporary resurfacing is not under consideration, it is absolutely imperative that both road users and residents receive confirmation on the commencement date for the long awaited works.'
With schools closing shortly, he feels this is the best time to carry out the repairs.
'I accept that the works will cause some disruption, but right now the uncertainty of when the works are due to commence is raising questions in the minds of local residents if the works will ever be done.'
He said he will raise the issue at the next meeting of the Municipal Borough of Drogheda.
He also confirmed that he had sought a traffic management plan from the council which would be enacted for the period of the works.