04 Jul 2022

Manhole covers waking children and families in Laois

laois county council

This manhole cover is in a lot better shape than those in Ballylinan

Commuters are waking Laois families in early morning because they are hitting loose manhole covers, a county councillor has claimed.

Cllr Padraig Fleming, Fianna Fáil, raised the issue at the December meeting of the Portarlington Graiguecullen Municipal District.

He wants Laois County Council to resolve the issues of the five manholes in Ballylinan village outside / near homes.

“When traffic drives over them it is creating a lot of noise at all times of the day and night and is a big disturbance to residents living beside and near them,” he said.

He added: “Traffic heading to work in Dublin is waking up children in families. It is creating a terrible noise and is very disruptive.”

Farhan Nasiem, A/Senior Executive Engineer, in the council Road Design Office replied in writing.

“We will investigate this and arrange to rectify this issue with manholes in Ballylinan,” he said.

Cllr Fleming hoped it could be resolved by Christmas.

Transport Infrastructure Ireland funding will be needed to fix the problem because the potholes are located on a national road in Laois.

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