Fianna Fáil Senator for Meath East, Thomas Byrne is calling on Meath County Council and / or the Department of Environment to provide funding to create a special fund to deal with the damage caused due to diversions and increased traffic in the Dowth, Knockcommon, Duleek, Kellystown, and Mellifont areas of East Meath.
‘As a result of various diversions put in place in the area, we have seen increased levels of traffic on roads not suitable for such heavy usage. As a result, they are in need of serious and urgent repair to make them safe and usable. While I understand the road in Dowth is scheduled to be resurfaced, other areas are in serious need of repair’ said Senator Byrne.
‘Local residents in these areas have put up with the increased traffic but now need the Council’s assistance to bring their roads up to their previous conditions’ said Senator Byrne.
‘Significant damage to roads in the Lougher Rathdrinagh area has occurred as a result of large trucks using these small, rural roads as a result of diversions’
‘Meath County Council has an obligation to these residents and should be working with their colleagues in Louth County Council to reduce disruption to people’s lives. I will be working with our local County Councillor, Wayne Harding to ensure that they meet their obligations’ concluded Senator Byrne.