€36, 000 allocated to complete Greencastle road repairs.
Issued : Thursday 17 April, 2014
Donegal County Council has allocated €36,000 to resurface the Poundtown road, from the Crossroads to the Fishery College.
Announcing the allocation, Labour councillor, Martin Farren, said that the funding had been negotiated at the recent Road Services workshop in Carndonagh and was scheduled to commence fairly soon. The works will be done by council staff and will not be going out to tender.
“Earlier this year €100,000 was spent re-aligning and resurfacing the Drumaweir and Church Brae sections of the road and this further allocation should see the job completed. The Poundtown road is in poor condition at present but a series of water main bursts over recent years has delayed repairs. I would hope that resurfacing works can be done before the summer”, he said.
“In addition to this resurfacing work I have been in working with Council road engineers about the traffic problems at the junction of the Ballynally Lane and the main Moville/Greencastle road. There was a problem with existing sight lines for traffic entering the main road and several accidents have occurred there. People had mentioned to me that the existing problem would get worse when the Gaelscoil moves into its new home in the Autumn. The roads engineers advised me that the best solution was to introduce double yellow lines at the junction to prohibit parking and increase sight lines for cars coming down the Ballynally Lane. The lines have now been installed.
I would appeal to car owners to abide by the new parking system to avoid further accidents at this busy junction.”
“The tenders for repairs to the storm damaged Moville / Greencastle shore paths have now been received by the Council so decisions should be made shortly on the division of repairs between the contracted sections and repairs to be done by the local Community Employment schemes very shortly.
I would like to commend the local CE schemes on the repair and holding works they have done to the shore paths already . These paths are a valuable asset to locals and tourists and I will be keeping pressure on the council to have remedial works started as soon as possible”