Mullins Lane flooding

“We’re in 2015 and people still can’t travel on Mullins Lane in Crossneen when it rains,” Cllr Ben Brennan told a recent meeting of the Graiguecullen/Portarlington Municipal District.

“We’re in 2015 and people still can’t travel on Mullins Lane in Crossneen when it rains,” Cllr Ben Brennan told a recent meeting of the Graiguecullen/Portarlington Municipal District.

Cllr Brennan was asking for an update on the continuous flooding on Mullins Lane in Graiguecullen.

“It’s a long term problem but when it floods people can go nowhere.

Raymond James, acting senior area engineer, the road only floods during times of exceptional rainfall. Adding that he had only seen the road flood once.

“The problem is that there is a low point in the road and the land is higher on both side with the result that any water which collects cannot get away.”

Mr James said the only way to resolve the problem was to install two gullies and connect them to a nearby soakhole approximately 100 metres away.

He said the doing the work could be considered later in the year, subject to funding being available.