Un­even road sur­faces to be re­paired in or­der of pri­or­ity

Bray People - - NEWS -

UN­EVEN ROADS sur­faces across South Wick­low will be re­paired in or­der of pri­or­ity and some won’t be at­tended to due to the fact that the roads bud­get has been dra­mat­i­cally slashed this year.

Area en­gi­neers Jack Kennedy and Ruairí O’Han­lon ex­plained to Ark­low Area Coun­cil­lors while they are still await­ing fi­nal fig­ures they ex­pect to see a dra­matic re­duc­tion in funds avail­able to them.

Mr. Kennedy said that last year’s al­lo­ca­tion was €1.8m but this year he ex­pects to re­ceive €0.8m at best and Mr. O’Han­lon pre­dicted his depart­ment will re­ceive €0.75m in con­trast with €1.6m last year.

Cllr. Sylvester Bourke out­lined that cer­tain ar­eas have reached cri­sis point with pot­holes and said that it would be help­ful for res­i­dents to know when they will be filled.

Both en­gi­neers ex­plained that pot­holes were be­ing con­stantly filled where pos­si­ble and that teams are out on the job ev­ery day of the week.

Cllr. Pat Do­ran said that some roads are im­pass­able and should be closed in the in­ter­est of safety.

One of the many roads across South Wick­low badly in need of re­pair.

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