Cribbin welcomes 'much needed' road upgrade in Edenderry

Justin Kelly

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Cribbin welcomes 'much needed' road upgrade in Edenderry

Cribbin welcomes 'much needed' road upgrade in Edenderry

Edenderry based Offaly County Councillor Noel Cribbin has welcomed funding for the resurfacing of Francis Street in Edenderry.

Cribbin says there are 120 cuttings on the road, "left after Irish Water's rehabilitation works in 2017," and he repeatedly fought for the road to be restored to an acceptable state.

"I had many meetings over this standard of finish with officials from both Irish Water and Offaly County Council and as one who walks, cycles and drives on this road daily, I can vouch for every bump on it," Noel said.

"I have been informed that the funding for the restoration of the road has been lodged with the council. The road which is several hundred metres long and will cost upwards of €100,000, and I have requested that this work be carried out during the school holidays so as to minimise disruption," Noel continued.

"I expect this work to be completed during July or August."

Noel also commended the outdoor staff of the council who "have been flat out and have just completed road restoration works at several locations around Edenderry at Derrycorris, Ballykilleen, Monasteroris, Clongarrett and Shean, to the highest standards."

"Certainly I feel that at long last that the council are getting on top of the many neglected streets in the town and also on the list for road resurfacing this summer are Assumption Road, Fr Paul Murphy Street and Mary’s Road, and it’s my intention over the coming years to complete all other areas in town that are in dire need of resurfacing and working together with my fellow councillors, I fully expect to access and deliver funding for these works to be completed," Noel concluded.

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