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27/07/2021

Good news is bad news for Slieve Blooms roads collapsed by trucks

Good news is bad news for Slieve Blooms roads collapsed by trucks

An increase in jobs in the Slieve Bloom mountain area is also causing damage to roads, a local councillor says.

Cllr James Kelly has asked Laois County Council to prevent a road from collapsing into a residence, at Coolrain.

“This is all about heavy haulage trucks in a mountain area. One road goes to the Pike of Rushall, the other to Holy Cross. All this heavy traffic is good news in a way. It is creating employment and jobs.

“However there is a danger that this heavy traffic could end up in her backyard. There could be a serious accident,” Cllr Kelly said.

He tabled a motion to the December meeting of the Borris-in-Ossory Municipal District, requesting remedial works to prevent road collapse at Cissy Carroll’s residence, Shanderry, Windsor, Coolrain. Maintenance crews are to repair road within weeks.

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