Thursday 22 March 2018

Enniscorthy bypass work begins on Ferns roads

David Medcalf

SOME of the first moves towards building the Enniscorthy bypass have been taking place in Ferns.

Contractors and council crews were busy in recent weeks at improving the road from the village to The Harrow, as well as the end section of the Clone Road towards Monageer.

The €700,000 programme of widening, re-surfacing and strengthening has also included the laying of some new footpath.

Though the work is of immediate benefit to local motorists, the spending was not carried out with them in mind, as the National Roads Authority stumped up the cash so that the road in question will be ready to take motorway construction traffic.

It is expected that installing the M11 extension from Clough to Oylegate will begin sometime next year.

Vehicles coming from Ferns will have no direct access to the motorway once it is opened. However, the improvements on the Harrow road – over a five kilometre stretch – underline that the area will be close to the action.

Enniscorthy Guardian