Traffic on the Rosslare road continues as roadworks run over time
Published 17/09/2016 | 00:00
Motorists on the Rosslare Road who thought they were finally free of the morning gridlock were in despair last Monday (September 5) when the nightly roadworks ran into peak commuting hours.
Daytime roadworks on the Rosslare Road finished up on September 2, with the remainder of the work due to take place from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. over the following fortnight. However, last Monday, the contractor continued to work until 7.45 a.m., causing major traffic jams along the stretch of road.
'The contractor ran over by 45 minutes which brought it into the busy period,' said Wexford County Council Director of Services Eamonn Hore. 'We sent him a letter of warning saying he will be put off the road if it happens again.'
The €2.2 mn job, which began on August 2, involves the replacement of a section of road from Drinagh to Ballykilliane. While the first two kilometres of work was finished on September 2, the remaining stretch is due to be completed over the next two weeks.
'To minimise disruption, the last bit of work from Roche's Service Station and the Drinagh roundabout will be completed at night,' said Mr Hore.
'By the middle of the week, all of the work will be finished. There will be no more daytime problems.'
The roadworks were the subject of many complaints in recent weeks as motorists ran into five kilometre tailbacks at the beginning of the works.