N24 road upgrade in town centre to begin in six weeks

Work on a E750,000 project to repair and resurface an uneven, pockmarked section of Carrick-on-Suir’s busy N24 main road is to begin within the next six weeks.

Work on a E750,000 project to repair and resurface an uneven, pockmarked section of Carrick-on-Suir’s busy N24 main road is to begin within the next six weeks.

The road is to be resurfaced between St Brigid’s Hospital to the traffic lights at Carrick-on-Suir Garda Station, according to Carrick-on-Suir Co. Councillor Bobby Fitzgerald.

He said more than E750,000 in road funding was secured last year to repair, resurface and improve this section of road.

“After receiving numerous expressesion of concern and representations from the community, I have taken the matter up with the local authority and I can now confirm that the Town Engineer Eoin Powell has given an undertaking that work will commence in the next six weeks,” he said.

Cllr. Fitzgerald said he was delighted with the news as this section of the N24 was in a very poor state of repair and, in his opinion, it was dangerous.

“Road safety is a prevalent issue for all of us, and if a road improvement can avert the loss of a single life then it is a priceless investment.

“More vulnerable road users such as cyclists, pedestrians and motor cyclists are more susceptible to roads in a poor state of repair with unsealed surfaces, road side hazards etc. I am glad these issues on this particular stretch of road are now going to be addressed and rectified over a relatively short period of time,” he said.