Portlaoise estate roads collapsing

Portlaoise estate roads collapsing

The pothole-ridden roads of Hawthorn Estate will be considered for resurfacing.

At the recent meeting of the Portlaoise Municipal District, Cllr Catherine Fitzgerald asked for an update on the roads programme regarding Hawthorn Estate.

Mr Wes Wilkinson, senior executive engineer, said that Hawthorn Estate will be considered for resurfacing as part of the 2018 roads programme. Roads will be assessed and prioritised based on their condition, PCSI rating and funding available.

Cllr Fitzgerald said major funding was put in last year and this year more money may be available.

Seconding the motion, Cllr Caroline Dwane Stanley said the main road was in a bad state of repair and was actually collapsing. She said sections of it are still bad with potholes