Friday 20 September 2019

Bishopswater works causing big disruption

The roadworks at Bishopswater.
The roadworks at Bishopswater.

Wexford Municipal District Mayor Cllr George Lawlor was vexed at the time it has taken to complete re-surfacing and footpath works in the Distillery Road and Bishopswater areas of the town.

'It seems to have taken a huge amount of time. It's in the fourth week now and it's causing a fair bit of disruption to residents, businesses and traffic,' an exasperated Cllr Lawlor said.

Senior Executive Engineer Lar Lett said: 'Enabling works were carried out in the first few weeks and works were slow for a few weeks with properties being affected but it's envisaged that from now on we'll be reaching 50 metres per day. It's a three stage process: kerbing works, enabling works and works on footpaths and front driveways.'

Cllr Lawlor said the quality of the works is not in question.

'They seem to be excellent.'

Cllr Anthony Kelly agreed that the works are badly needed.

Cllr Fergie Kehoe said Bernadette Place is getting choked with vehicles with drivers parking on both sides of the road leading to massive congestion in the area.

Cllr Kehoe brought a motion on the matter, saying: 'The emergency vehicles can't get access. There are an influx of cars parked on both sides of the road. Other vehicles can't get through and it's causing problems for elderly people when it comes to bin collections etc. Some people park up there and go into town.'

Cllr George Lawlor said if residents are parking on both sides of the street the municipal district is powerless. The motion was passed.

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