Sunday 24 October 2021
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Cllr. O’ Shea updates constituents on €20m investment in Regional Roads throughout North Cork between 2011 and 2013

As you are aware, many roads throughout North Cork were victims of the adverse weather conditions last winter and have left a huge amount of work to be done in order to restore our roads to a respectable condition.

As Chairman of the Mallow/Fermoy Area Roads Committee this year, I made it my priority that as we finish the 2010 road improvement programme, we put in place a plan for improving our roads over the next three years. This will ensure that both Cork County Council and you, the people living on these roads can have some indication of when improvements will be carried out in your locality. I am glad to report the plan has been produced in recent weeks and subject to the current level of funding approved by the Department of Transport, Cork County Council will invest more than €20m in our regional roads across North Cork between 2011 and 2013.

As you can imagine, I receive numerous requests on a daily basis to improve roads right across North Cork and have endeavoured to ensure the worst of these roads have been included in this programme. Also as Chairman of the Area Roads Committee, I ensured I had a significant input into the 2011-2013 Road Programme. Some of the roads that have been included in the 2011 – 2013 programme are as follows:

2011:

  • Monee to Knockbrack
  • Coolnamagh to Kilpatrick
  • Island to Toureen
  • Vicinity of Ballyviniter Bridge
  • Curraghakerry to Ballyviniter
  • Ballyellis to Ballinvuskig
  • Gneeves to Lackendarragh
  • Dromrahan to Minos
  • Kilquane to Athnalacka Bridge
  • Gouldshill to Quertertown Upper
  • Duinch to Ballynoe

2012:

  • Milford Bridge to Farran
  • Ballymacmoy to Minos
  • Dromore to Pendy’s Cross
  • Beenaskehy to Knockanaig
  • Ballynamona to Gortnagraiga
  • Carrigduff
  • Bweeng to Nadd (French’s Road)
  • Garranchole to Castletownroche
  • Newberry to Longfields Bridge
  • Greenhill, Burnfort to Main Road (N20)
  • Killavullen to Knuttery
  • Scarteen to Mount North
  • Lombardstown to Gortavoher
  • Mount North to Copstown

2013:

  • Ballygarrett to Town Boundary
  • Oliver’s Cross to Keatlys Close
  • Greenhill to Burnfort
  • Glantane to Lackendarragh
  • Forge Cross to Ballyclough
  • Castletownroche to Skanakilla
  • Mossy Beds, Nadd
  • Glashaboy West to Square, Bweeng
  • Boola Road, Bweeng
  • Abbey’swell to Lackendarragh
  • Pendy’s Cross to Clashmorgan
  • Main Road (N20) to Gortnagraiga
  • Ballymacmoy to Ballynageehy
  • Newtwopothouse to Doneraile
  • Rahan to Knockananig
  • Rahan to Beenaskehy 

This is indeed great news as all of the areas named above which will now been greatly enhanced by these works. If your area is not mentioned above, don’t worry, I will endeavour to do as much as I can to include some other key roads annually if required. In the meantime, pothole repairing and the opening of inlets will continue and if you need my assistance in this regard, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Best,

John Paul