Cashel Tipperary needs extra funding for 'serious potholes' repair

Eoin Kelleher

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Eoin Kelleher

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Cashel Tipperary needs extra funding for 'serious potholes' repair

Roads will be on the agenda for the March meeting of Tipperary Co. Council, stressed Cllr Roger Kennedy at this month's Cashel Tipperary Municipal District. 


Cashel Tipperary Municipal District needs additional funding, and at least €6m just to keep up with the pace of repairs. Cllr Kennedy suggesting writing to the Roads Directorate to explain to them that Cashel-Tipperary has a deficit of €6m. On the Goolds Cross to Clonoulty road, it was very disappointing to see, on four or five occasions, crews out filling “serious potholes”. That road was only done in 2017, and it’s disappointing that the work “has not lasted, as you would expect it would,” said Cllr Kennedy. “It has not given satisfactory wear.”

Meanwhile, some €20,000 out of a €30,000 allocation has been spent on road works for Tipperary’s Main Street, meaning there's only €10,000 left for the rest of 2018. “These are the issues we have to deal with,” said Senior Engineer Mr Aidan Finn. “We’ve used up the entire allocation in the first two months and have to maintain it for the rest of the year.”