Flooding outside Nenagh estate is a problem

Cllr Virginia O'Dowd speaking at the Labour Party conference

Cllr Virginia O'Dowd speaking at the Labour Party conference

Flooding at the entrance to Coille Bheithe on St Conlon’s Road was a problem for residents and motorists, Cllr Virginia O’Dowd told Nenagh / Borrisokane area meeting.

She called for a gully to be installed from Cudville to the entrance to the estate near the Revenue offices, a distance of several hundred metres.

Cllr O’Dowd welcomed dredging work being carried out by North Tipperary County Council this week along the road, pointing out that the flood water was also causing problems for people on the opposite side of the road where the council has a soakway.

Area engineer Peter Fee replied that there was “probably no pipe” along the road, but generally in an urban area the water would just follow the fall of the road.

“We need to put in a proper soakway. It is becoming a problem for road users,” he said.

Mr Fee also told Cllr O’Dowd that flooding on a bend at Boulageash at the junction with Coolaholiga near Ballycommon needed to be looked at from a safety point of view because it was on a bad bend.

He said it appeared that the road may be in a hollow as the ground on either side was higher than the roadway.

Cllr O’Dowd had stated that the flooding was a “serious matter” and was a “real traffic problem” as motorists had to drive on the wrong side of the road to get round it.

She understood from talking to locals that there was a pipe under the ground at that point and it may have become blocked.

Meanwhile, Cllr Michael O’Meara said both McGrath’s pub and Kennedy’s pub in Puckaun were flooded in the bad weather.

“It’s a divil for businesses paying rates to be flooded out,” he said.


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