Thursday 23 November 2017

'Any chance signs could be cleaned?'

ROAD signs were back on the agenda at last week's meeting of Wexford County Council.

Cllr Declan MacPartlin wanted to know if there is 'any chance' of signs for Camolin and Ferns being installed on the Clough roundabout as people come off the Gorey bypass.

The Independent councillor reckoned there is 'ample space' there to let people know they will hit the two villages before Enniscorthy, or indeed Wexford and Rosslare.

Cllr Paddy Kavanagh was concerned about the lack of signs for Enniscorthy from the Carlow bypass. He said a lot of trucks go to Bunclody from that route and he reckoned that Wexford and Rosslare aren't even signposted from the bypass.

Cllr Robbie Ireton was concerned with signs that are there, but can't be seen. 'Any chance of getting the county's road signs cleaned?' he asked, adding that there is 'green moss growing on some'.

The Labour councillor said a lot of road markings could do with a fresh lick of paint too.

Director of Road Services Adrian Doyle said that Rosslare and Wexford are indeed signposted from the Carlow bypass, but that he would get it confirmed for Cllr Kavanagh. County Manager Eddie Breen reckoned he had seen the same signs on his travels too.

Mr Doyle told Cllr Ireton that road crews could look at cleaning signs in areas where they are carrying out other work, but said that 'when manpower is down, jobs like that suffer'.

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