Repairs for Errill Bridge

Irish Rail are finalising a proposal to carry out repair work on Lisduff Bridge in Errill.

Irish Rail are finalising a proposal to carry out repair work on Lisduff Bridge in Errill.

Cllrs John King and Brendan Phelan asked for an update from Irish Rail at the recent Borris-in-Ossory area meeting.

Cllr King said the surface conditions were “desperate” and said there had been no further progress from Irish Rail since a meeting in March 2014.

Area enginner, Breda Cuddy said she had recently made contact with Irish Rail and was advised that they had inspected the ramps and were finalising a proposal for their repair.

Irish Rail said they would be in contact with the council within the next few weeks to set up a meeting to discuss their proposal, estimated start date for the works, road closure and surfacing requirements.

Ms Cuddy explained that there was an issue with the embankment coming up to the track and that the road surface dressing had to be done in good weather.

Cllr King said the bridge was a “great concern to people in the area.”

Cllr Phelan also welcomed the response from Irish Rail.

“I am delighted Irish Rail will repair the bridge, they have been very slow to inspect the damage.”

Cllr Phelan asked for the local people to get as much notice as possible of any road closures, as they would be inconvenienced while the bridge is being repaired.