January 24, 2021
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Road to recovery: Works on Waterford highways ‘return to normal’

All roads works across Waterford city and county have now “returned to normal” after services were affected by Covid-19 restrictions, according to the chief executive of the local authority.

In his latest briefing to councillors, Waterford City and County CEO Michael Walsh said the local authority’s annual Road Works Programme is working “on a revised schedule”, but he added: “We are confident that we can deliver the entire programme during the current year.”

Mr Walsh told councillors much of the planned works for the Comeragh area are “largely complete”.

He said that for the remainder of June to mid-July, the council’s “strengthening and surfacing dressing works” will be primarily focused in the Dungarvan and Lismore areas.

Mr Walsh added: “It is intended to move on with these works in the Metropolitan rural areas from mid-July to August and returning to complete a number of outstanding jobs in the Comeragh and Dungarvan areas in late August/early September.”

The council has also appointed contractors to undertake “urban macadam works for both Dungarvan and Waterford City”, which Mr Walsh said should commence next month.

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Shane Doran

Shane Doran is founder and Co-Managing Editor of News Now Media, incorporating KilkennyNow.ie, WaterfordNow.ie and WicklowNow.ie. He is a former newspaper editor who has held senior executive roles across five national newspaper titles, both broadsheet and tabloid. He was News Editor and Executive Editor of the Irish Independent for more than seven years and spent a number of years in South Africa where he worked as editor of The Daily Voice newspaper. Shane has held senior editorial position with The Sunday Independent, The Herald and The Irish Daily Star and has served as Executive Editor (Group) of Independent News & Media (INM), Ireland’s largest newspaper group.

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