McGuinness welcomes N72 surface works and N25 safety improvements.

Sinn Féin Councillor Conor D. McGuinness has welcomed the inclusion of significant road surface improvement works along the N72, and the long-awaited safety improvement works on the N25. The works are included in the Annual Service Plan that was approved at the February meeting of Waterford City and County Council.

McGuinness said:

“I was glad to propose the adoption of the Council’s annual service plan which includes commitments to complete significant road surface improvement works among the N72. these works will see the completion of the ongoing works between Lismore and Tallow. It also includes the commencement of surface works at Ballyrafter and phase 2 of the Kealroe works.

“The road surface at these locations have been in dire need of improvement for years, and I have received frequent calls and messages from constituents about its condition. I am glad that these works will now go ahead. I have asked that the Council ensure regular and accurate communication so that road-users have plenty of notice of delays and diversions.

“I am also very happy that the long-awaited road safety works on the N25 form part of our 2021 plan. Sinn Féin has been making the argument for these works over the past number of years, and we made sure that sufficient funding would be available to carry out these works.

“The 2021 plan includes road safety works on the N25 at Leamybrien, Kiely’s Cross Cushcam and Carroll’s Cross. They will lead to some disruption on this route, but I have asked that advance notice is given of diversions and closures, and that sufficient space is made available for emergency vehicles.”