Clonmore Link and water works in three-year plan

It is anticipated that the Clonmore Link will be completed within the next year, while the Mullingar Main Drainage scheme will come to fruition within the next three years.

An outline of the main projects in the county to be commenced or completed in the next three years was presented to councillors last week.

While county manager Dan McLoughlin admitted the current economic environment is not conducive to forward planning, the report lists out what it is hoped will transpire in the coming years.

In addition to the Clonmore Link Road, the incremental completion of the Robinstown Link should also take place within the three-year period.

A €6 million water mains rehabilitation programme in Athlone and Mullingar is likely to proceed within the three-year period, while a domestic water metering programme is likely to get underway this year.

According to the council’s Three-Year Capital Programme, the augmentation of the Mullingar water supply is “critically important” in the short term, and it is hoped improvements can be achieved through a combination of the Lough Ennell feed to the Royal Canal project and the progression of the South Westmeath Water Supply Scheme.

Other local projects of significance which will be completed include the Lakepoint roundabout on the old Dublin Road and the opening of Mullingar Town Park this spring.

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