Wednesday 21 March 2018

Additional road works on the cards for Enniscorthy

Sara Gahan at the Enniscorthy Municipal District meeting

Road work headaches show no sign of abating as Executive Engineer Joanne Kehoe reported to the Enniscorthy district council members of construction that is expected to commence later this year.

Surfacing works have already commenced on the N11 between Scarawalsh and Ferns and are expected to be completed within 10 weeks. A traffic light system is in place with delays expected during peak hours.

Works on the R702 between Duffry Gate and the M11 site on the Milehouse Road at Monart are expected to commence in late May with most of it being conducted as night work.

Elsewhere, the design is currently being undertaken for the resurfacing of the N11 south of Oylegate with works hopefully being carried out later on in the year.

Cllr Keith Doyle requested that the road outside St Aidan's School and the Presentation Centre be resurfaced in the next couple of years as it is starting to wear away from all the works carried out on the new school.

Doran's Bridge, Clone Road is notorious for speeding and Cllr Barbara-Ann Murphy asked Ms Kehoe maybe for speeding signs to be placed along there, plus if the Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) are doing anything about the N80 in Bunclody.

'I will pass that on and ask TII to do an assessment on Doran's Bridge. Plus we are hoping to get some funding this year to conduct works on the N80 in Bunclody where it is needed,' said Ms Kehoe.

Enniscorthy Guardian