Knockalton Hill a ‘top priority’ for Tipperary County Council

Residents at Knockalton Hill are wondering if Tipperary County Council is trying to avoid them because of the state of their road, according to Cllr Hughie McGrath.

Residents at Knockalton Hill are wondering if Tipperary County Council is trying to avoid them because of the state of their road, according to Cllr Hughie McGrath.

The Independent councillor told Nenagh Municipal District Council that the road needed to be prioritised for repair by the council.

“It is only when you get to the top of the hill that you realise how narrow it is. The potential is there for an accident to happen,” he said.

He pointed out that the road had no centre markings and described it as a “dangerous spot”.

Cllr McGrath was supported by Cllr John Carroll, who described the 1.4km stretch of roadway as “horrendous”.

However, The Fianna Fail councillor said he would support the council’s engineering staff who said that they needed to buy land in order to remedy the road. “I am prepared to wait,” he said.

District manager Marcus O’Connor said the council was treating the road as “top priority”, but didn’t want to spend money now when they could wait and do a proper job.