Tuesday 16 January 2018

Summerhill to get stop sign

By Esther hayden

Roundabout at the bottom of Summerhill
Roundabout at the bottom of Summerhill

A new stop sign at Summerhill will hopefully help stop traffic accidents at the junction.

Outlining a programme of work engineer Craig Innes said that Summerhill has received the first part of a high friction surfacing in advance of a new stop sign being erected. He said that works were also ongoing at Ballinaglough, Maudllintown and Whitemills Industrial Estate. The flood alleviation works at Rosslare Strand were also complete while there were also investigative and patching works ongoing at the Coolballow Road.

Mr Innes also told the members that the council had secured additional funding for the Castlebridge and Distillery Roads. 'Survey and drawing work is underway and an assessment of the road foundations has been undertaken. The results of the latter are due back shortly and will allow the design of the overlays to proceed. Preparation work is underway on Halfpenny Bridge to the Deeps and Scar to Newtown. Work has been completed at The Grange and Johnstown Castle gates.' He said he expects to see work starting on the Castlebridge and Distillery Road within six weeks and said it is a two to three month programme.

He said the council expected a decision from the National Roads Authority (NRA) this month on the possibility of funding re-surfacing works on the N25 near Drinagh.

In addition he said that 'preparatory works have been works out on the Deeps Bridge and re-surfacing and strengthening work will go to tender shortly. There are also bridge repair works in Davidstown.

Cllr Frank Staples raised concerns about the Mayglass Road which he said was supposed to be put back correctly after works at the water tower. He said 'there is a moral obligation on Wexford County Council'.

Mr Innes agreed saying there had been a promise to restore the road and he said 'there is a moral obligation to do something. It all goes into the mix. Whether we will be able to touch on the worse section this year I don't know.

He also told the members that Strandfield Manor estate will see works starting in the near future in respect of public lighting, road surfacing and green areas. The money for these works have been secured through the bond that had been lodged with the council by the developer.

A number of tenders have been received for Dr Furlong's re-development and a decision will be made on these shortly, he said.

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