independent

Tuesday 23 September 2014

Difficulties hindering the upgrade of roads

Published 02/08/2014 | 00:00

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THE council has blamed a lack of funding and the difficulties acquiring privately-owned land for a lack of progress on upgrading the Park Road and Palmer Road areas of Rush.

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Cllr. Barry Martin called for the urgent upgrade of the area which he said was 'hazardous' and served a significant population, including local schoolchildren.

Apart from the need to negotiate with privately landowners in the area over a new scheme, the council said that the 'provision of a comprehensive proposal for the entire upgrade of Palmer Road would require a comprehensive road planning scheme and would have to be costed accordingly with a dedicated funding source'.

'Currently, there is no road scheme and no funding set aside for such a scheme at this time,' said the council report. 'The matter of specific improvement work along sections of Palmer Road, can however be addressed on a case-by-case basis.'

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