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Thursday, 11th January 2018

Patch-jobs are a false economy - Flood

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Pictured above and below is the road at Greenhills which has been resurfaced twice in the past four years.

There is hardly a square inch of road or footpath in Drogheda that hasn’t been dug up for one reason or another in recent years to install water pipes, broadband, electrical cables or whatever and, as a result, many of them are potholed and dangerous.

The problem is being exacerbated by poor workmanship when the surfaces are finally reinstated.

Sinn Féin Councillor Kenneth Flood raised the issue at Monday night’s Borough Council meeting saying he was “dismayed and angry” that roads that have been resurfaced twice in the past four years are once again deteriorating and in need of repair.

“It's like Groundhog Day” Cllr. Flood said. “I find it incredible that once again I am raising state of the road at Greenhills for example. I had to lobby for that particular road to be repaired after shoddy work in the past and here we go again!  

“Are we going to be re-repairing roads throughout the town that have already been repaired in recent years?”

“This is not an acceptable situation, especially as Minister Ross was given additional funding for his department in the recent budget. I and the rest of the Sinn Féin Team will be making this point loud and clear until our roads are properly maintained. 

“Having to re-do works like these over and over again is a false economy and ‘patch-jobs’ cost a lot more in the long run.”

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