Monday 21 October 2019

Dangerous footpaths

Dundalk Municipal Council meeting

Concerns over the condition of a number of footpaths which were described as dangerous were voiced at last week's meeting of the Municipal District of Dundalk.

Cllr John McGahon asked the planning officials to look into the conditions for the new Mounthamilton Estate, where new houses are being built. He noted that the plans only showed an entrance onto the Carrick Road and he wanted to know whose responsibility it is to put in a footpath.

Meanwhile Cllr Emma Coffey said that the footpath outside the Kingswood Estate on the Blackrock Road was so narrow that it was difficult for people to walk on while those with buggies can't walk on it at all. Hedging was growing over the footpath making matter worse. She wondered if any funding could be found to widen the footpath as this was an extremely busy road.

Senior Engineer Mark Johnston said he would check the planning file regarding Mounthamilton.

He also agreed to look at the footpath at Kingswood and see how but it would cost to widen it and if there was any chance of them getting funding for it.

The footpath between Sextons and the Fairways was highlighted by Cllr Maria Doyle as being very narrow.

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