Roads programme is ‘virtually complete’

The road at Burnfoot village was one undertaken in this year's programme.

The road at Burnfoot village was one undertaken in this year's programme.

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The roads programme for 2015 in Inishowen has been “virtually completed.”

Councillors received an update of the roads maintenance programme, restoration improvement programme, restoration maintenance programme, low cost safety, footpath provision and bridge strengthening programmes earmarked for completion this year at Tuesday’s meeting of the Inishowen Municipal District in Carndonagh on Tuesday.

Senior executive roads engineer for Inishowen, Seamus Hopkins outlined how almost all planned projects were completed with any outstanding currently on target.

The ongoing projects in the restoration improvement programme are at Middle road, Lisnagra, with surface dressing to be completed in early 2016; bunagee road, which is proceeding with direct labour strengthening works and overlay in early 2016; Burnfoot/Birdstown, which has drainage works still to be completed. The R243 at Mlain/Culdaff has been delayed due to sewer installation and will be completed in early 2016. Low cost safety works on the R241 at Moville/Greencastle and R238 at Clonmany village and R238 junction are ongoing and will be completed at the end of November. 260km of footpath on new Road in Carndonagh has began and will be completed by the end of this month.

Councillor Bernard McGuinness complimented all on the Council’s roads team for their work, stating: “We are sitting here in October with the programme practically completed.”