Friday, September 23, 2016

Reopening of Coughlanstown Road 'will take months'

The reopening of the Coughlanstown Road between Carnalway and Ballymore will take ’a significant number of months’, according to Kildare Co Council, writes Brian Byrne.

This follows representations by Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon on the closure of the L6048 following a major subsidence.

“I have been informed that the Council, with the assistance of consultants, are assessing the failure of the embankment, associated risks and possible solutions,” the deputy said yesterday. “The Council have advised that it will take a number of weeks to carry out the visual, geotechnical and desktop studies required to prepare a report on the issues, possible causes and options.

We understand that the Council proposes to procure consultants to develop a solution to construction stage. Contractors will be procured to complete the works. However, both elements are subject to funding.

“I want to ensure that the timeframe involved is kept to the minimum possible,” Deputy Heydon said, “and I will continue to keep pressure on the Council in the coming weeks to ensure that all stages are completed as quickly as they can be.”