The 2012 Road Restoration Programme for the Mallow Area has been announced in recent days. The programme outlines significant developments in store for our local and regional roads throughout 2012 which an investment of over €2m.
As Chairman of the Northern Committee, I made it my priority that as we compile the 2012 road restoration programme, we put in place a detailed plan for improving the worst affected roads this year. The programme has been produced in recent days and I am pleased to report that the following roads have been included for full restoration works this year.
- Dromore to Mournabbey Creamery
- Ballymague to Ballybeg East
- Ballynamona to Gortnagraiga
- Bweeng to Nadd (French’s Road)
- Garranchole to Castletownroche
- Newberry to Longfields Bridge
- Ballyellis to Carrigeen
- Skahanagh South
- Greenhill to Burnfort
- Pater’s Hill, Killavullen
- Scarteen to Mount North
- Lombardstown to Gortavoher (Blacktop – Outside Baile Glas Housing Estate)
- Mount North to Copstown
- Ballygarrett to Town Boundary
- Oliver’s Cross to Keatley’s Close
- Glantane to Lackendarra
- Forge Cross to Ballyclough
- Castletownroche to Skenakilla
- Glashaoy West, Bweeng
Works will commence shortly in terms of ensuring the appropriate drainage is in place with full re-strengthening works being completed during the summer months.
I know this will come as a great relief to you and to all who travel on these roads on a daily basis as these roads will now be greatly enhanced by these restoration works. As you are more than aware, these roads has been in very poor condition for sometime now so I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued patience to date on this matter.
Assisting people in improving and enhancing their local roads is, and continues to be, one of my top priorities as a public representative in North Cork. Since I was elected, I have lobbied strongly on behalf of my constituents on a continuous basis to ensure Cork County Council receives sufficient funding to ensure people can enjoy good quality road infrastructure.
There will also be a surface dressing (Tar & Chip) programme for the Mallow Area in 2012 and I hope this will be ready over the next 3-4 weeks. I will keep you posted on this as soon as I have it to hand.