WAT-ER RELIEF! FLOODING ON BUSY BALLYBAY ROAD RESOLVED

8 December 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By Cianna McNally

Following extensive works over the last five months, that amounted to €2.4 million in total, flooding on a busy Ballybay road has finally been resolved.

The flooding issue on the R162 / R190 Ballybay – Cootehill Road, which has been highlighted in The Northern Standard on a number of occasions over the past few years, saw some sections of this road suffering particularly badly. Local councillors made many representations over the years to have flooding in the town of Ballybay addressed and in February this year this lobbying paid off as the Ballybay-Clones Municipal District received a ‘Severe Weather Allocation’ from the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport.

WHAT HAS BEEN DONE
Work commenced quickly and involved seven sections of the R162 / R190 between Ballybay and the townland of Anny being raised with the total length of the road raised being three kilometres. Over five kilometres of fencing were installed and services and utilities were relocated and upgraded. The bridge at Cumry was widened and road safety has been improved along all sections of the works. Hedges have been set back to improve visibility for motorists, embankments have been regraded to make them safer, a safety barrier has been installed at hazards and junction sight visibility has been improved at Cumry Cross. A high quality road surface has been applied to all sections of the works and new road lining and signage adds the finishing touch.

WHO WAS INVOLVED
FJ Coyle & Associates Consulting Engineers was appointed to design the scheme. Due to the scale of …
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