Cllr. Ivan Connaughton has welcomed the news that works commenced on Kilbegnet Bridge last Tuesday (15th) that will see a new 900mm pipe inserted to alleviate the backup of water after heavy rainfall.
The L-1820 road will be closed to accommodate the works until this Friday (18th) and diversions are in place via Rosmoylan road.
“I have been continuously making representations to get this work done for the past three years and I welcome this news.
“I will now be working with the owners of the adjoining homes and Kilbegnet Development Association to seek additional funding from Roscommon County Council to deal with surface water issue on the road. I will also seek additional car parking beside this bridge, which is badly needed for the adjoining cemetery where the road is narrow and is a serious problem at funeral times,” Cllr Connaughton said.