Station Road in Cootehill is in a poor state of repair. PHOTO: Eddie Butler

No funding for Cootehill road improvement

There’s still no timeline for when funding will be available to resurface Station Road in Cootehill.

There are frequent calls for the County Council to carry out works on the busy route into the town due to its poor state of repair.

Potholes and a damaged road surface have led to calls from councillors for something to urgently be done.

Raising the issue again at the recent meeting of Bailieborough-Cootehill Municipal District, local Fine Gael Councillor Carmel Brady asked if any funding was available.

During a discussion on the MD’s budget for the upcoming year, she said there had been hopes of funding being found this year for the works.

“Is there any money in the kitty?” she asked.

Cllr Paddy McDonald (SF) criticised the situation, particularly as Station Road forms part of the Bailieborough, Shercock and Ballybay roads into Cootehill.

“It’s in a state of disrepair. It’s very bad for a main road.”

However, councillors were told there were no immediate plans for works to be carried out.

Director of Services for Transportation, Paddy Connaughton, said the council is aware of the issue but no funding has been forthcoming at this point to allow works to begin.