Worst footpath in Portlaoise needs repair

Ryan Dunne

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Ryan Dunne

Worst footpath in Portlaoise needs repair

Timahoe Road footpath in urgent need of work insists councillor.

County Hall must repair the footpath and alleviate the water flooding on a stretch of the path leading from JFL Avenue at the junction of the New Road to the Vet Care Centre in Portlaoise.

Cllr Willier Aird raised the issue at a recent Portlaoise Municipal District meeting.

“I don’t know a worse place in Portlaoise at the minute,” he said.

Cllr Aird claimed that people leaving mass have to walk out on the road, and when children from St Francis School are crossing a SNA has to stop the traffic to let the children pass.

“There’s a foot and a half of water there,” said Cllr Aird.

Mr Wes Wilkinson, area engineer, said repairs would be carried out.