MAJOR road improvements in Drimoleague won't take place until at least after 2018.
The news of the delay in resurfacing the uneven roadways â which have been the cause of concern to locals in recent months â came about after junior minister and Fine Gael TD Jim Daly made enquiries to Cork County Council and Irish Water.
Referring to the âextremely poor road surface' along the main street, Minister Daly said he recently made representations to Cork County Council.Â
âLocal area engineer Ruth O'Brien has acknowledged that the road is in a very poor condition and in need of repair,' he said. âHowever, Irish Water have plans for a Mains Replacement Scheme within the village. The road may be considered for resurfacing once the scheme has been completed.'Â
Because the Irish Water project is quite a major undertaking, involving the extension of the Skibbereen Regional Water Supply Scheme facilitating the decommissioning of the Drimoleague Water Treatment Plant, the work will not begin until at least 2018.Â
Minister Daly said: âThese works are progressing to tender in 2017 with works to commence in 2018. In the interim, I have requested Ms O'Brien to arrange for remedial works to be carried out.''