Council approves €161,300 for infrastructure projects

Carrick-on-Suir Town Council’s elected members have given the green light for a € E161,300 scheme of improvements to roads, footpaths and public lighting in the town.

Carrick-on-Suir Town Council’s elected members have given the green light for a € E161,300 scheme of improvements to roads, footpaths and public lighting in the town.

Town Engineer Eoin Powell presented the annual Block Grant programme of minor infrastructure projects to the Town Council’s April meeting and it was approved by councillors.

The projects will be completed by Town Coucnil staff over the next few months.

A total of E67,000 of the E161,300 Block Grant will be spent on road resurfacing projects.

Resurfacing will be carried out at Pearse Square, Dunbane, at the Clairin/Tanner’s Gate Junction, Lissadell, Collins Park, St. John’s Terrace and New Lane.

The Council will spend E43,900 of the allocation on replacing rundown and damaged footpaths around the town. The footpath replacement works will be done at Dillon Bridge, Dunbane, O’Mahony Avenue, St John’s Terrace, Ard Mhuire, St Nicholas Park, Castle View and Barrack Lane.

Meanwhile, new footpaths are to be constructed by the Council at Abbey Square and on the Dungarvan Road at St. Mary’s Cemetery. This project will costing € E20,000.

Other road improvements that will be carried out with Block Grant funds will the construction of a pedestrian crossing and footpath in Collins Park at a cost of €E2,900 and a new kerb on the old Waterford Road that will cost E3,000.

Ramps will be installed in Town Wall Street, Deerpark Close, Lissadell and Greenhill Village at a cost of €E5,000 while public lighting will be installed in Dunbane at a cost of E6,000.

The Council also plans to spend E12,000 of the Grant carrying out manhole repairs, road lining and signage improvements at various location around the town.

And it will spend E1,500 on installing bollards at Brookdale.