Council Got J25,000 In Levies, But Road Is ‘Appalling’

Newport area councillors were told at their October meeting last Monday that five people who had built in the Mount Kinanne area outside Borrisoleigh had contributed E25,000 in development levies, but the road outside their houses was deteriorating.

Newport area councillors were told at their October meeting last Monday that five people who had built in the Mount Kinanne area outside Borrisoleigh had contributed E25,000 in development levies, but the road outside their houses was deteriorating.

A delegation from the area, led by Derek Ryan, addressed the councillors, and Mr Ryan told them that the road from Kerins’s Cross to Mount Kinnane suffered from a lack of drainage, which was causing “serious deterioration”.

He said that any work on the road must start with drainage. He also pointed out that there was a health and safety issue as the county council had put “patch on patch”, which had left the roadway uneven. “Pedestrians are in serious danger of stumbling, “ he warned.

Mr Ryan also pointed out that there was no road number on the road, despite the fact that the posts had been put in place, there were no luminuous markings at the junction and no road sign to alert motorists that they were coming to a junction.

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