Saturday 20 October 2018

Gas and broadband works have destroyed roads and footpaths

THERE IS no indication about when footpaths and roads across the district will be fully repaired as the local authority struggles to find the resources to fix the problem.

Several areas where footpath surfaces have broken down and fallen to bits were highlighted, including on John's Gate Street, while the road surface at Rocklands and Barntown was given as an example of the unacceptable way Gas Networks Ireland have left these busy routes.

Cllr Ger Carthy said: 'The road at Rocklands is in total chaos. The road reinstatement is not to the appropriate standard.'

He said SIRO broadband company and Gas Networks Ireland are working in the town and asked if the local authority will be left with the bill after the winter.

Cllr George Lawlor said the new Loreto school will open in the next few months in Killeens. He asked if a pedestrian crossing can be installed.

Senior engineer Sean Kavanagh the roads were dug up to facilitate the installation of gas and water pipeline upgrades.

Mr Kavanagh said: 'We had a meeting with Gas Networks Ireland on September 14 and they said all reinstatement is temporary and that no areas had been permanently reinstated.'

Mr Kavanagh said remedial works will be carried out in the Maudlintown area this week.

Work will be carried out on Hill Street and on the main road at Barntown, which will take three months.

Wexford People

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