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2023 Roads Programme For Carrigaline MD

Members of the county council’s Carrigaline Municipal District (MD), at their monthly meeting, approved road improvement, resurfacing and drainage preliminary programme for 2023.

Writes Leo McMahon

Presenting the report, acting Senior Executive Engineer Alan Cogan stressed that all the projects were based on the current budget allocations. The programme is:

Road Improvements: R612, Crosshaven Road, 1km; R613, Ballea Road, Carrigaline, 1km; R600, Bowen’s Cross, Kinsale Road to city boundary, 500 metres; R611, Kilmoney Road, Carrigaline from Forest Road junction to Castle Heights, 660m; L2493, Forest Road, Carrigaline, 1.3km; L2495, Minane Bridge Road, 1.3km; L2483, Scotsman Road junction, Monkstown, 200m; L9125, Ros na Greine estate, Carrigaline, 430m; L3210, Minane Bridge village, 230m.

Road resurfacing: R612, Forge Cross to Fountainstown, 1.25km; L6510, Brownstown, Carrigaline, 1.5km; L6508, Boycestown to Frenchfurze, 1.9km; L6509, Fahalea, Carrigaline, 1.5km; L6507, Frenchfurze to Kilnagleary, 1.2km; L6505 Commeen Hill to Brownstown, 2.2km; L227, Rearour, Ballinhassig, 2.9km; L226, Rochfordstown, Waterfall, 2.7km; L2230, Waterfall to Warner’s Cross, 2.6km; Jimmy’s Cross, Waterfall, 1.4km and Warner’s Cross to Corbally, 2.6km.

The engineer also circulated a map of proposed road drainage works in the MD and said these were subject to available funding to meet the costings obtained from contractors so there may be alterations.

Ros na Greine estate, Upper Kilmoney Road

Cllr Audrey Buckley (FF) had a motion asking that Fennell’s Bay road, Crosshaven be resurfaced. Mr Cogan reported that it wasn’t on the scheduled programme for 2023 due to budgetary constraints but would be included for consideration in the next programme.

Cllr Seamus McGrath (FF) welcomed the programme and was told by Executive Engineer Andy O’Brien it was intended to start the resurfacing programme in April and surface dressing from May.

Cllr Marcia D’Alton (Ind) said there was pooling of water in Monkstown village and asked that gullies be drained. Mr. Cogan said it was on the list along with her request to remedy ponding on a footpath next to a dwelling opposite Fr O’Flynn Park, Passage West.

In reply to Cllr D’Alton, Mr O’Brien said he was due to meet with someone from the Non National Roads Office on site regarding her call for a pedestrian crossing at Glenbrook. She also requested same outside Pembroke Wood, Passage West.

Cllr Buckley renewed her call for Local Improvement Schemes (LIS) for a road off Graball Road and near Templebreedy, Crosshaven. Mr. O’Brien said an LIS was approved for Rearour, Ballinhassig.

‘One tree fell and landed on car since our last meeting,’ said Cllr D’Alton when again calling for a survey of trees and to establish where public and private land meet alongside the R610 between Hop Island, Rochestown and the city boundary outside Passage West.

It was agreed on a proposal by Cllr Jack White (FG) to follow up with Transport Infrastructure Ireland, the MD’s call for repairs to the city section of the busy M28 road at Carr’s Hill (M28) and the requests by Cllrs McGrath and D’Alton regarding the request for a crossing at Shanbally and reduction of the 100kph speed limit at Raffeen Bridge junction.

The roads programme was adopted.

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