County Council News, August 2011

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Restart For Ring Road

Work will soon restart on the Northern Ring Road. Construction with the completion of the major roundabout on the Tuam Road at Park and the junction on the Moanbaun Road near the Raheen pitch.

Road Works on Tuam Road

Work, costing €200,000, is continuing of the installation of a new storm-water drain on the Tuam Road, which will allow better drainage of surface water.

Flooding at Gloves Relieved

€85,000 has been spent on measures, which should solve the recurring flood at Gloves on the Carnakelly Road. The adjacent side road has also been stabilized by the work; the road edge had recently begun to give way into the open stream but is now safe again for traffic

Traffic Calming Measures in the Town

Two crossing points / ramps have been constructed at the Post Office and the New Park Hotel, giving people the chance to cross the streets and at the same time slowing traffic. We will see more of these features around the town in coming months, hopefully at the Hop Inn corner and near the schools outside the Arch.

Major Pipelaying in September

Trenches have been dug across some streets around the town in recent weeks. That work was a series of exploratory digs in advance of a major pipe-laying scheme to start in September and finish in mid-December. It will mean a new water mains and connections in Northgate Street, Cross Street, McDonalds Lane, Abbey Row, Caheroyan Road and Bridge Street. The work will mean road closures at different times in addition to archeological surveys. It is hoped to minimize disruption as much as possible by putting a traffic management plan in place.

This Article was first published in East Galway News and Views, July / August 2011

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About this record

Written by Peter Feeney

Published here 21 Apr 2024 and originally published August 2011

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