Council engage in busy November work programme

Motorists across Cavan will have noticed a significant amount of delays on the county's roads as the local authority attempts to catch up on delays caused by the March lockdown.

Cavan County Council point to the “unavoidable delay to the roadworks programme due to the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic earlier this year” saying that "every effort is being made to complete the programme on time”.

The council's list includes: Re-surfacing the N87/R205 junction in Ballyconnell Town; re-surfacing the L-15011 at Creeny Business Park, Belturbet; raising road levels and upgrade works on the L-5539 at Portruan/Quivvy, Belturbet; raising road levels and upgrade works on the L-55321 at Killygowan/Drumard, Cavan; footpath upgrade works on the R212 at Cathedral Road, Cavan; footpath upgrade works on the R212 Ballyhaise Road, Cavan; footpath extension works on the L-1514 Golf Links Road and L-1513 Loreto Road, Cavan; and further upgrade works at several locations including Furnaceland Trail, Swanlinbar and the Ballyconnell Trail, Annagh, Ballyconnell.

Drainage improvement works

The local authority is also implementing drainage improvement works on the R200 at Derrynacreeve, Swanlinbar and the L-6510 Endenticlare, Cavan, as well as flood mitigation works at the latter locations and a project under the Community Involvement Scheme (CIS) at Garvesk, Dowra.

Under the banner of Winter Maintenance and Horticulture, work is taking place at: R165 Cavan-Bailieboro Road, R165 Fall of Water-Stradone Road, R178 Bailieboro-Virginia Road, R178 Shercock-Bailieboro Road, R191 Bailieboro-Kells Road, L2030 Mountainlodge Road, L6141 Killycloghan, L7532 Kinnea, L3532 Muff-Corrycholman, L3536 Rocks Road, Kingscourt, L7518 Drumhillagh-Tunnyduff and the L7545 Ralaghan.

Low Cost Safety Schemes have been completed at: Cavan Road, Cootehill, Virginia Road, Bailieboro, and Corragarry Hill, Kingscourt.

Work on lanes

Cavan County Council is also completing Community Involvement Scheme (CIS) and Local Improvement Scheme (LIS) projects in Stradone and Shercock. The council is also carrying out works through Active Travel and Climate Change funding on Main Street, Cootehill; at L5548 Derryola, L3006 Stramaquerty, R165 Seefin-Carrickacromin and pedestrian crossing upgrades in Cootehill, Shercock and Bailieboro.

Drainage works on sections of the N3 are being completed and general road maintenance (eg pothole repair and localised drainage works) are being carried out across the road network where possible with available resources.

Other key projects

Last Monday (November 9) Crannadillion Road L7032, which links the N3 to the Virginia BJD Road R194, was closed for two days for full resurfacing. On Tuesday (November 10) the resurfacing section of the R194 from Dunancory towards Virginia town commenced.

Wednesday to Friday, November 11-13, will see works to the north of Dunancory bridge; while resurfacing works take place on the R195 Oldcastle Road and R194 BJD road. These roads are closed as part of the bridge works.

Starting next Monday (November 16) and lasting until the following Friday (November 20) the resurfacing works are programmed to be completed south of Virginia starting at Apple Green Filling Station and extending towards Ramor Football pitch.

The works at Gartaquill on the N87 and the Ballinagh pavement scheme are also progressing.