Irish Water have confirmed to a Sinn Féin councillor that the long-awaited reinstatement of the cycle lanes on the Dublin Road will be completed this weekend.
In an email received this afternoon by Dundalk South representative, Cllr. Anne Campbell, Irish Water confirmed that their contractors, GMC, are to work on the completion of the lanes this Saturday and Sunday.
The water company said: “The Irish Water contractors, GMC , have confirmed that the final reinstatement works, including completion of the cycle lane on the Dublin Road are currently scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday. We expect that full reinstatement works will be completed then.”
Cllr. Campbell, who has consistently raised the state of the cycle lanes following major roadworks carried out by Irish Water and later, Virgin Media, which took place intermittently from September last year to April, welcomed the announcement.
She said: “I was very pleased to receive this confirmation from Irish Water this afternoon. I hope, and expect, that it will finally end the long-running problems for the residents and the users of the Dublin Road. It has taken too long, of course, to reach this point and I recently asked Irish Water to ensure that the much-needed work is completed before schools return in the last week of August. I am pleased to see that they are making moves to do this and I will be happy to see this work completed.
“The cycle lanes on the Dublin Road are actually very well used, particularly by DkIT students and they will be happy that the lanes are to be returned to a proper state after months of them being almost unusable.”