Dirty signs are responsibility of Council

November 4th, 2016 11:55 AM

By Southern Star Team

The dirty road signs near the village of Caheragh, on the road between Skibbereen and Bantry which prompted a complaint from a reader regarding their legibility.

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THE near-unreadable state of some signposts in West Cork has been raised by a reader who has sent us a number of photographs illustrating their point. 

The reader raised the question of whether signposts are washed by the Council, or is it the former National Roads Authority, now re-named TII, who are responsible.

They were referring to the dirt of a number of signs in the vicinity of Caheragh village, near Skibbereen. The signs, indicating the R594 to Skibbereen and the R594 to Bantry, are almost completely obliterated by a moss-like green residue.

The reader commented that the signposts are very difficult to read during daylight and the wording is almost completely obscured at night. 

In response to a query from The Southern Star, Cork County Council admitted that it was responsible for the maintenance of signs on the both regional (R) and local (L) roads. National road signage is the responsibility of the TII.

It added that the information would be forwarded to the relevant engineer for consideration.


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