Wednesday 16 January 2019

Added €1m worth of works unveiled

Rush Main Street
Rush Main Street

John Manning at Balbriggan/Swords area meeting

A Supplementary Works Programme from Fingal County Council worth just over €1 million has been unveiled for the Swords and Balbriggan electoral areas that will see new works carried out on roads and traffic projects in both areas.

The greater part of the programme is a €700,000 programme of road maintenance and surfacing works.

This will include €107,000 wroth of road reconstruction and repair works in the Swords electoral area plus €110,000 worth of works in the Balbriggan electoral area.

Phase two of road resurfacing works from Rolestown to the Fingal Ravens GFC grounds will also be funded in the programme, to the tune of €63,000.

Other specific projects funded under this heading are resurfacing works at Red and Grey Squares in Portrane as well as at Brook Road in The Burrow in Portrane.

The biggest single project to be funded out of this budget is resurfacing works on the Swords Bypass (R132) which is set to cost the council some €350,000.

The Square in Skerries and Dubber Cross have also been earmarked for resurfacing works in the Supplementary Works Programme.

In terms of footpath and drainage works, the biggest single project funded under this programme is work on access steps to Balrothery Village Graveyard and ancillary works connected with that project, totalling a cost of €50,000.

Other major projects include on the Mountgorry to Swords footpath link, a footpath in Seatown West and something locals in the Naul have been campaigning for in the shape of €25,000 footpath to the GAA Club.

There are also footpath renewal works on the Main Street in Rush to the tune of €20,000 and drainage works at Chapel Road in Lusk which are set to cost €25,000.

There are 11 traffic management measures in the programme, the most significant of which is a new zebra crossing in Balscadden Village at a cost of some €28,000.

Traffic calming measures will be taken at St Molaga's in Balbriggan at a cost of €18,000 and there is a €16,00 junction improvement project budgeted for at Blake's Cross. A new one-way system at School Lane in Balrothery is also funded in the programme, to the tune of €9,800.

This supplementary programme also contains funding for the further roll out of LED public lighting, at a cost of €40,000.

Fingal Independent