Work be­gins to clear site for new pri­mary school in Kan­turk

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Pre­lim­i­nary works have com­menced on site to make way for the con­struc­tion of a new pri­mary school in Kan­turk.

Wel­com­ing the com­mence­ment of the en­abling works, lo­cal coun­cil­lors John Paul O’ Shea and Ger­ard Mur­phy said that they were de­lighted to fi­nally see progress on site.

The Depart­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion and Skills ob­tained the rel­e­vant li­cences from the county coun­cil to con­struct a por­tion of new road­way from Mill Road to the pro­posed school en­trance.

The works in­volve plac­ing un­der­ground the ESB power ca­bles that tra­verse the site.

The coun­cil lo rs said works will pave the way for the OPW to pro­ceed to ten­der for the main works con­trac­tor for the new school.

“As lo­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tives, we are very con­scious of the fact there has been a sig­nif­i­cant de­lay in the progress of this new school over the last num­ber of years.”

The pro­posed project in­volves an amal­ga­ma­tion of two schools into a new build­ing. “This is an im­por­tant step for­ward and in par­tic­u­lar, for the pupils, staff and par­ents of both schools,” Mr O’Shea said. Mr Mur­phy said works will progress over the com­ing weeks.

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