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Unless the issue of overhanging trees is dealt with there could be a serious accident on the roads in Mayo, a councillor said this week, during a debate on a new hedge cutting policy for the county.
Members of the public are being warned that they could be liable for damage to vehicles if they place bollards or hazards on the set-back area in front of their homes.
Fianna Fáil Cllr Damien Ryan asked at this month's Roads and Transportation Strategic Policy Committee of Mayo County Council for an update on the selection of a route for the proposed Cong relief road.
The West Mayo Municipal District will hold a special meeting on Monday, March 1, to discuss housing and capital projects.
Independent councillor Johno O'Malley has called for an immediate programme to open water tables and to clean culverts in areas, to prevent further deterioration for roads in the county. Speaking at this month's Roads and Transport Strategic Policy Committee (SPC) meeting, Cllr O'Malley said: "We have roads that have been destroyed and will have more damage done again this year, because they are not on the programme and the weather has done a lot of damage to them. But there is a thing that is not happening that should be happening, the water tables are not being opened at all - roads that are flooded are just closed off completely and people are just chancing through them; and it is because, in some places, there are pipes and in others, there are none, or in some, there are pipes and they are buried and not working. I think a programme should be put in place immediately, that any place that needs water tables opened and drained, it should be done, because otherwise, the roads will decay all together, because you know it is the water that does the real damage." Head of Roads for Mayo County Council, Paul Dolan, told Cllr O'Malley: "There is a drainage grant of €1.33 million so each municipal district has drainage money, that is where they should be spending the drainage money, in opening the likes of the water tables and improving drains and culvert access. Each district has a drainage allocation, that is where it should be."
Fianna Fáil councillor Damien Ryan has welcomed progress taking place to improve the N84 north of Shrule. At the Roads and Transport Strategic Policy Committee (SPC) of Mayo County Council, Cllr Ryan asked for an update on the situation in regards to the N84 north of Shrule and 'that pinch point area that has been the focus of representations on a regular basis at Transport Infrastructure Ireland level', adding: "I am led to believe they may have considered that works." Responding to Cllr Ryan, head of roads for Mayo County Council, Paul Dolan, said: "On the initial TII allocation there was nothing for it, but I did contact them and they have allocated €50,000, which is to start the design and hopefully we can get on to land acquisition later this year to try and get widening the road at that section, there is an allocation now as a scheme and that should progress."
Foxford based Councillor Neil Cruise has stated that “confirmation of the appointment of a contractor and commencement of works at Cloongullane Bridge is imminent”.
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With the winter season upon us, Mayo County Council is urging drivers to always drive to the prevailing weather conditions in order to keep safe on the roads throughout the county.
A bitesize look at what was discussed at the October meeting of Mayo County Council.