Wooden boards on quayfront being replaced by tarmac
WORK has begun on the replacement of the’ woodenworks’ on Wexford quayfront which have become buckled and damaged, making it difficult for pedestrians to walk safely on them.
A large section of boardwalk has been ripped up and is due to be replaced by tarmacadam embedded with coloured resin.
The area will continue to be fenced off while the work is taking place. The replacement of the remaining area near the Tourist Office will follow.
People walking and cycling on the quayfront have been complaining for some time about dangerously loose and dislodged boards.
The commencement of work was welcomed this week by Cllr. George Lawlor who said the wooden decking boards were not suitable for traffic on the quayfront. ‘They’re buckled and extremely dangerous. I’m amazed that the Council hasn’t been sued on multiple occasions on account of it’, he said.
Cllr. Lawlor said some people believe the damage was caused by lorries driving over the boards but he pointed out that worst area is adjacent to the Tourist Office where there is no vehicular traffic.