Sinn Féin Councillor Tom Cunningham believes he has the “worst road in Louth and possibly the island” in his constituency.
Cllr Cunningham raised the state of the road at last week’s Ardee Municipal Council meeting. “Everrit’s Lane has to be seen to be believed. It is the road that links the Kells Road and Oriel Road in Collon. The road has obviously been neglected for many years and needs upgraded as a matter of urgency.”
Cllr Cunningham who visited the scene this week said “When it rains, its many potholes fill up quickly with rain water making them impossible to see until you actually hit them with your wheels.”
But that is not the only problem. “Because the drainage at the side of the road is so overgrown there is nowhere for the excess surface water to go so the road quickly becomes like a fast flowing river which cuts away further at the road each time it rains and carries some of the surface away making the road even worse.” Cllr Cunningham described the road as a “nightmare and I wonder how the emergency services would cope if they find themselves in the unenviable position of having to use this road.
It is bad enough for local residents who have some local knowledge and have learned where to swerve to avoid the worst of the potholes.”
“It is a matter of urgency that this road is resurfaced and that the drainage receives immediate attention