Newport road resurfacing welcomed by ‘Rocky’

FIRST TIMERS - John 'Rocky' McGrath (Independent - Lowry's Team) and Jonathan Meaney (Labour Party) were successful in their first attempt to gain seats in the Newport Electoral Area.  Picture:  Bridget Delaney
Full resurfacing works was due to commence on Main Street, Newport, this week, according to Cllr John “Rocky” McGrath. The Lowry Team member welcomed the work the news by North Tipperary County Council, and stated that the completed works will be a significant improvement and of huge benefit to the people of Newport and the surrounding areas.

Full resurfacing works was due to commence on Main Street, Newport, this week, according to Cllr John “Rocky” McGrath. The Lowry Team member welcomed the work the news by North Tipperary County Council, and stated that the completed works will be a significant improvement and of huge benefit to the people of Newport and the surrounding areas.

“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 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,” he said.

Cllr McGrath said he had been assured by the council earlier this year that funding had been set aside for these works and he had been petitioning them over the summer to ensure that they were completed before the schools return at the end of August.

Cllr McGrath also revealed that progress was been made 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 during these works and before the road is resurfaced.

“There will be significant traffic disruption for a few days while these works are being done. I appeal to businesses and consumers to have patience. This minor disruption will be a small price to pay once we have a new, finished road,” he said.