Cllr John Paul Feeley (FF).

€270K of roadworks

Much-needed road resurfacing works, combining an investment of over €270,000, will take place in Cavan Town next week. The Cock Hill Road from Dunnes Stores to the Gaelscoil will be resurfaced linking into work completed last year.

Similarly, Keadue Lane from the junction of the Cathedral Road to the point where works completed last year will also be resurfaced.

Fianna Fáil councillor John Paul Feeley has welcomed the commencement of these works. "The completion of both projects will create a continuous quality surface on these roads as part of the rolling road works programme," he said.

"The works have been scheduled to coincide with the mid-term break. There is a huge volume of traffic on the Cock Hill going to and from St Clare’s Primary School and the Gaelscoil and I thank Paul Mulligan, area engineer, and his colleagues for timing the works to minimise the inconvenience for road users," added Cllr Feeley.

In order to facilitate the works, the council has published a temporary road closure notice, effective from Sunday, October 29 to Tuesday, December 31, from 8am to 6pm each day. Local access will be facilitated to the greatest extent possible during the works. The works on Cock Hill will commence on Sunday and are due to be completed on October 31; while the Keadue Lane project will begin on Tuesday, October 31 and continue to Friday, November 3; and again from Monday, November 6 to Wednesday, November 8.

The budget for the work on the Cock Hill Road is approximately €74,877 with a figure of €198,000 for the Keadue Lane works.