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Borrisokane roadworks should start by May

Thursday, 22 February 2018

THE LONG-AWAITED roadworks in Borrisokane should start by May, a recent Council meeting was told.

  Director of Services Marcus O'Connor told the February meeting of Nenagh Municipal District that all the staff in his Council department are working very hard at the moment on preparing contract documents for the roadworks, and they should be finished within a week or so.

After this, the contract documents will be sent to Transport Infrastructure Ireland, who will probably have them for about two weeks. The project will then go to tender. Mr O'Connor said it's likely that a contractor will be on site in April or May.

 Cllr Joe Hannigan said people are regularly asking the councillors when the works will start. Cllr Ger Darcy said the last thing he wanted to hear is the TII having a problem with the contract documents and further delaying the project. "If that happens then I could go on a permanent holiday," he remarked.

"We are only talking in terms of weeks here," Mr O'Connor assured him. "We are on the home strait. The Council staff are also getting a bit fed up with it and and are anxious for it to start."

In other business, Mr O'Connor said the Council hasn't done much work on the flooding problem at Carrigahorig because much of its energy is being taken up with the Borrisokane roadworks.

John Carroll, Chairman, said he and Mr O'Connor had a meeting recently with the TII which was positive. "We discussed traffic calming in Ballingarry," he said, "and we discussed the deteriorating condition of parts of the N52."

 

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