Wooden boards on quayfront be­ing re­placed by tar­mac

Wexford People - - NEWS - By MARIA PEP­PER

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.

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