By Dan Walsh
The intimate residential community of Ballyhogue are to raise concerns about G Route (Brown) on the proposed M11 to N25 road extension from Scurloughsbush Roundabout, north of Oylegate to Rosslare Harbour, 30 kms in length, which is one of eight routes still under consideration for the new motorway.
Ballyhogue Residents Association has arranged a meeting to be held with Cllr Cathal Byrne in Galbally Sports & Leisure Club on Thursday at 8pm to give people the opportunity to express their views and to lend support to those whose homes are at risk if this motorway is to go ahead on the proposed G Route.
“Ballyhogue is a small quiet village with little amenities and the last thing we need is a village decimated with road works,” said John V. Carr of the Ballyhogue Resident’s Association, who added; Our school barely sits outside the perimeter of this proposed route.”
If G Route is chosen it will take the four-lane dual carriageway across the River Slaney at Macmine and through Ballyhogue village. Already public meetings have taken place in Glynn and Piercestown.
Concerns likely to be paramount in the Ballyhogue area include traffic noise 24-hours every day as the route will pass between Ballyhogue water tower and the housing estates of Bellevue Avenue and Bellevue Court.
Wexford County Council’s Director of Service Eamonn Hore, said; “The public consultation process has generated a large volume of responses from local residents and the general public. This is very welcome as it shows a high level of interest by the public in the scheme, and we value each and every submission made to us. To better facilitate this ongoing dialogue, Wexford County Council has extended the current public consultation by a further two weeks to Monday, August 3rd.