Motorists face another month of traffic disruptions as roadworks at Crosstown are delayed

By AMY LEWIS

Published 20/10/2015 | 00:00

Daily commuters to Wexford are facing another month of tailbacks as the ongoing roadworks at Crosstown have been extended by more than a month.

Originally due to be complete by October 16, the works have already been the cause of major delays for motorists travelling between Castlebridge and Wexford town since August. However, due to the decision to carry out additional repairs, the project will now not be complete until November 20.

During excavations carried out as part of the current contract, electrical, broadband and telecom conduits were found to be in poor repair. The decision was made to use the original project as an opportunity to have these services replaced which resulted in the extension of the roadworks.

Wexford County Council said that they regret the inconvenience caused by the extension but have assured the public that disruption will be kept to an absolute minimum. The original works consist of new footpaths, cycle lanes, lighting and road resurfacing on the R741, which according to Cllr. George Lawlor, will make the route much safer and more agreeable to motorists.

The 24-hour, stop-go traffic light system will remain in place until the works are complete, with delays at peak times still to be expected. An alternative route to Wexford for southbound traffic will remain sign posted from Castlebridge via the L3005 to N11 to R769 to R741.

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