The resurfacing of Ballybofey/Stranorlar’s Main Street is now expected to be delayed until 2019.
It follows representations by Deputy Thomas Pringle.
The Independent TD today received further confirmation from the National Roads Office that resurfacing of the road from LIDL to the Road House Bar will go ahead and is likely to take place early next year.
However, resurfacing of Ballybofey/Stranorlar Main Street is to be put on hold as Irish Water are planning sewage upgrades over the next 1-2 years.
Deputy Pringle said “Since my announcement of the delay I have requested further information so as to inform residents in the area who may be affected by this. I believe the delay is a significant one and inconvenient to locals using the road on a daily basis.
“I have since received further details from the Office confirming that TII has requested that the Donegal National Roads Office (DNRO) carry out detailed site investigation and preliminary design on a 1.2 km section of the N15 through Ballybofey and Stranorlar Main Street with a view to developing a Pavement Strengthening Scheme, subject to resources and TII approvals during 2018/19.
“During advanced consultation as part of this site investigation and preliminary design, Irish Water has confirmed that they are proposing to install a sewer along a substantial portion of N15 Stranorlar Main Street.
Irish Water currently has a programmed construction commencement date of Q1 2019.
TII has confirmed that the proposed N15 Ballybofey/Stranorlar Pavement Strengthening Scheme will not commence on site until after this sewer has been installed.
Deputy Pringle added “However, it has been acknowledged that maintenance of the existing carriageway in the interim will continue to be managed by the Stranorlar Municipal District Roads Office as part of their National Primary Ordinary Maintenance programme.
“I will be in touch with the Council on a continued basis to make sure that everything will be done to avoid further delays of the resurfacing of the Main Street and that residents are minimally affected throughout the upgrades” concludes Pringle.Tags: