Aiden Fitzpatrick

Station Road upgrade discussed

Station Road in Cootehill was once again discussed at a recent meeting of the Bailieborough Cootehill Municipal District.

Tabling the motion, Fianna Fáil Councillor Aiden Fitzpatrick explained “people want to see Station Road done".

He expressed a hope that a plan had been drawn up for the road's development, following on from commitments at a previous meeting.

In response, the executive explained the council are “almost at a detailed design stage”, and are expecting construction to “commence next year".

The road has already been equipped with a new footpath and lighting, which has had a “substantial” impact in terms of safety.

Cllr Fitzpatrick pushed on a timeframe for the delivery of the project.

The executive said that, if the project was “put in the first year of the programme”, they would be looking at a 2025 completion date.

Supporting the motion, Fine Gael Councillor Carmel Brady stated the road would “rattle your car”.

"There has to be emergency funding. There’s no way we could look at that road another three years.”

She said there is a 100-metre section of the road, which is particularly bad.

Senior executive engineer, John McKernan, replied: “We’ll look at it.”