Wood welcomes proposed road works

Confirmation from Mr. Willie Corby, Area Engineer, that a programme for the provision of footpaths and public lighting between Ard Mhuire and St Cormac’s cemetery in Cashel will commence shortly has been welcomed by Cllr Tom Wood. With significant retail development between the motorway and the town in recent years, and an increase in both pedestrian and vehicular traffic, Cllr Wood had raised the matter of safety at a number of roads meetings and he understands that €65,000 has been sanctioned under the Capital Programme for the necessary works.

Confirmation from Mr. Willie Corby, Area Engineer, that a programme for the provision of footpaths and public lighting between Ard Mhuire and St Cormac’s cemetery in Cashel will commence shortly has been welcomed by Cllr Tom Wood. With significant retail development between the motorway and the town in recent years, and an increase in both pedestrian and vehicular traffic, Cllr Wood had raised the matter of safety at a number of roads meetings and he understands that €65,000 has been sanctioned under the Capital Programme for the necessary works.

Meanwhile, in a written reply to a motion tabled at the September roads meeting where he called for steps to be taken in the short and long term to eliminate any future flooding at Saint Cormac’s cemetery, he was advised that the County Council has recently cleaned the stream in the vicinity of the GAA pitch.

The reply also states that “in the short to medium term, subject to the availability of funding, it is hoped that the upstream sections of the streams east of the M8 motorway can be diverted to prevent future flooding in the Dualla Road and Wallers Lot areas.”