Councillor John ‘Rocky’ McGrath has today received confirmation from North Tipperary County Council that full resurfacing works will commence on the Main Street in Newport mid-week, next week. The Lowry team Councillor welcomed this confirmation and stated that the completed works will be a significant improvement and of huge benefit to the people of Newport and the surrounding areas.
Councillor McGrath stated;
“I have been working on this issue for the last number of years and am hugely pleased that works are now scheduled for next week. The works will include resurfacing on the Main Street, Cork Road and Church Street. The main roads in Newport are in a poor condition in places and these works will resolve this issue, drastically improve the road and greatly approve the appearance of our Main Street and town.”
“I received an assurance from the Council earlier this year that funding had been set aside for these works and I have been petitioning them over the summer months to ensure that these works were completed before the schools return at the end of August. I was concerned that time was getting tight and I am glad that the Council have recognised this and are starting work next week.”
“We are also making progress on the long awaiting pedestrian crossing in the town. It is expected that the Council will be in a position to lay the cables for this crossing during these works and before the road is resurfaced.”
“There will be significant traffic disruption for a short number of days whilst these works are being done, given the magnitude of the resurfacing works. I would apologise to businesses and consumers in the town and appeal to them to have patience and to work with the traffic control measures in place. This minor disruption will be a small price to pay once we have a new, finished road.”