Breaking: Works on the Suir bridge in Thurles to be completed by Friday

Noel Dundon

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Suir Bridge

The potholes on the Suir Bridge in Thurles have been sorted out by contractors and works will be completed by Friday.

However, work commences on Slievenamon Road resurfacing on Tuesday and will result in significant traffic disruption

Work on the River Suir bridge in Thurles will be completed by Friday, members of the Templemore Thurles Municipal District have been informed today by Engineer Mr John Jones.

However, much needed resurfacing works will commence on Slievenamon Road on Tuesday next and will result in significant traffic disruption as another major artery into the town will be greatly reduced in capacity.

The Slievenamon Road resurfacing works has been in the pipeline for some time and is badly needed. And, while the timing could have been better, following on from the unplanned, emergency works on the River Suir bridge, contractors will be hoping, and have been encouraged the keep disruption to the minimum.

Cllr Seamus Hanafin  has welcomed the resurfacing  works, stating that there had been a number of 'false dawns'. And, he also welcomed the fact that the works on the Suir Bridge would be completed by Friday.

"This is good news for everyone in Thurles but we do need to keep disruption to a minimum and that needs to be stressed to the contractor," Cllr Hanafin said.

Cllr Jim Ryan has gotten assurances from the engineering staff that pot holes on Archerstown and the Mill Road will be filled and the ditches cut back ahead of works commencing, as these roads are being used as shortcuts at the present time, and will be again. He also looked for flooding issues at Archerstown to be sorted out immediately.