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Monday, 14th May 2018

Greenhills road to be repaired for the third time in five years!

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Cllr. Kenneth Flood at the Greenhills Junction where 440 metres of the Greenhills Road has to be resurfaced for the third time in five years.

“Poor workmanship and temporary repairs nothing but an economic nonsense” - Flood

What is happening to the quality of the road works being carried out in recent years?

That is the burning question as it was revealed today by Sinn Féin Councillor Kenneth Flood that the Greenhills Road is to be repaired yet again, making this the third such repair job in just five years.

This comes just a week or two after sections of the recently re-surfaced Patrick Street had to be closed once again for corrective work.

Cllr Flood said that, whilst he welcomed the confirmation that these works are to start soon, he wants this resurfacing to last a lot longer than the previous two repairs.

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“Regular users of this stretch of road that leads to Our Lady's College, Greenhills, will be well used to having to slow to a snail’s pace and manoeuvre around the potholes” he said. “I have had to lobby for this particular road to be repaired yet again after shoddy work in the past.”

The section of road included in the Roadworks Programme 2018 at 'Greenhills' is on the Newtown Road from its junction with Greenhills Road at Ushers Corner for 440m.

“Unfortunately this is not the only area that needs to be redone after such a short period” Cllr Flood said. “We don't see these issues on our Motorways so we should not be seeing them on our local roads.”

"I will be working closely with Deputy Imelda Munster who is our party Spokesperson on Transport to raise the issue of repeat repairs on local roads in the Dail.

“What has happened up to now is just not sufficient and poor workmanship and temporary repairs are nothing but an economic nonsense.”

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