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Friday 24 November 2017

Scarawalsh works do not seem necessary to Cllr Paddy Kavanagh

Current road works on the N11 between Scarawalsh and Ferns that 'do not seem necessary' to Cllr Paddy Kavanagh
Current road works on the N11 between Scarawalsh and Ferns that 'do not seem necessary' to Cllr Paddy Kavanagh
Cllr Paddy Kavanagh

Sara Gahan

The surfacing works that are being carried out on the N11 between Scarawalsh and Ferns, which will not finish for another six weeks, do not seem necessary to Cllr Paddy Kavanagh.

Speaking about the roads report at the council meeting Executive Engineer Joanne Kehoe said 'that the road had actually failed due to cracks and breakages from heavy machinery and overuse.'

'The material they are using on that road would be enough to do the Enniscorthy district and I don't really see the point. The road will be far less used in two year's time once the by-pass opens,' said Cllr Kavanagh.

Ms Kehoe said that if you walked the road you could see the damage that had been done to it and that the works being carried out do not affect the council budget as it is all funded by Transport Infrastructure Ireland.

The N11 had exceeded its life expectancy of 10 years as it was last resurfaced in 2004 and Ms Kehoe said 'that it would not have lasted another two years.'

Cllr Kavanagh said: 'Many people are driving in from the country and doing a lot of damage to their cars from the bad back roads. I just hope that it was taken into account that that road will not be a main road for long as it doesn't seem to be one that needed urgent attention.'

Enniscorthy Guardian

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