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20/09/2021

Roadworks requested for St Brigid's Place housing estate in Portlaoise

Roadworks requested for St Brigid's Place housing estate in Portlaoise

St Brigid's Place Portlaoise

A Portlaoise housing estate is in need of road resurfacing on its back lanes, councillors have said.

St Brigid's Place is one of the the oldest and largest housing estates in Portlaoise, but the back laneways have not been resurfaced in more than 20 years.

Fine Gael Cllr Willie Aird asked Laois County Council to improve them, in a motion at the January meeting of Portlaoise Municipal District.

“It must be 20 years plus, since these back lanes were done. You saw how clean they were kept, there was no rubbish or pallets, they are a credit to residents,” he said.

The council will consider the work, however getting it done it depends on several factors.

“The back lanes in St Brigid’s Place will be considered under the 2018 roads programme. Please not that roads will be assessed and prioritised based on their condition and the PCSI rating and the funding available,” the senior engineer Wes Wilkinson said.

Sinn Féin Cllr Caroline Dwane Stanley supported the motion.

“There are sections in a very bad way, but I want to acknowledge the community for their hard work, the estate looks immaculate,” she said.

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