A range of work in the Strokestown Electoral Area, which is due to be carried out this year, has been welcomed by Cllr. Tom Crosby (Independent), Cllr. Valerie Byrne (HSE) and Cllr. Sean Beirne (Fine Gael).
Councillors Crosby and Beirne issued press realses to the Roscommon People outlining details. The following areas are to benefit from surface restoration and road reconstruction under the local roads restoration programme: Corrabaun 89,000, Ballytoohey 90,000, Erra/Derrycashel 115,000, Clonfad 30,000, Annaghbegbeg 95,000, Lodge Lane 35,000, Ballymartin 70,000, Moher/Slatta 122,000, Tully 15,000, Cartron 65,000, Killattimoriarty/Doughill 35,000, Carns 90,000, Cloonakilly More 76,000, Kilmore 33,000, Coggalbeg 175,000.
Local roads to benefit from surface dressing and reconstruction are: Rinnafarna 28,500, Cloonfinlough 28,500, Kiltrustan 30,000, Derreen 15,000, Dacklin 12,000, Dacklin 11,000.
Surface restoration is to be carried out at the following locations: Brummanbeg 76,000, Fairymount 100,000, Ballagh 28,000, Clooncosker 40,000, Flaskaghbeg 28,000, Killastalliff 45,000, Corbally 46,000, Creeve 27,000.
Regional roads at Curraghroe, Rooskey and Tulsk are to have their surface restored while low cost accident remedial works will be carried out at Curraun 50,000, Ballinderry 50,000 and the Tulsk to Elphin Road 100,000. Priorities for local improvement schemes include Kilbarry and Doughill.
Meanwhile, Cllr. Valerie Byrne this week welcomed the roads programme for 2009 for the Strokestown Electoral area.
She has made representation on many of those roads and especially welcomes in the interest of safety the allocation of 100,000 to continue with the barriers each side of the Boyle road out of Tulsk. She also welcomed the allocation to add to the work that she had carried out on the very bad bend at Creeveolan on Windmill road, Elphin in 2008.
With this extra allocation this year, I hope that this very bad bend will cease to be the accident prone bend it has been in the past. She also welcomes the allocation for the road to the water tower in Kiltrustan and the allocation for the Creeve road that joins up to the Cummeen road.
Cllr. Valerie Byrne welcomes that the three lights she got allocated to Elphin in 2008 have now been erected below the mark at the Croghan road junction. She further welcomes another three lights in this years allocation. These three lights are to be erected as follows: One at the same junction to further extend down the Carrick road and hopefully this will leave this area safer, especially on dark evenings when the Mart is going on. The second light is to be erected on the Strokestown road out of Elphin (Springfield) and the third light is to be erected on the road leading from the Strokestown road, up behind the business premises that leads out onto to main street beside the pharmacy.
Cllr. Byrne would like to thank the Mid Roscommon area office for their assistance in making provision for passing bays at Cornashinagh and also the Ballaghaderreen office for their allocation for road surface dressing at Kilvoy road in the direction of Rathcroghan.