€650,830 for 13 Wexford road projects

By Dan Walsh

Funding of €650,830 has been granted to Wexford County Council for spending on 13 road drainage improvements across Co. Wexford under the Climate Adaption and Resilience Works 2021 announced today and welcomed by public representatives.

€199,000 is set aside for works on the R733 at Ballingly Bridge, east of Wellingtonbridge, where the road is to be raised by up to a metre and works done on each side of the bridge and raising masonry walls.

Cliff stabilisation works at Grange Beach will take place at two locations using soil nailing on the upper cliff and rock armour on the part of the cliff. €197,000 available here but it is stated that the follow on from design prepared in 2020 is funded by Department of Transport under Climate Change Adaption.

Flooding at Ahare Bridge, near Castletown, last January.

There is €50,000 for the Coolmeelagh channel and concrete drainage and works to improve increased water flow and not so far away, at Cromogue, Bunclody €30,000 will be used for a new road culvert and roadside drainage.

The Ahare River, near Castletown, has been subjected to flooding over many years and some progress is reported with €25,000 allotted towards a feasibility study. Flooding at Kilmurray is under scrutiny with a tag of €25,000 and upgrade of existing drainage at Courtown gets €5,000.

New road culverts are planned for Mangan (€20,000) and Bree Hill (€25,000). Another €25,000 for Bullring Cross to increase the capacity of existing drainage – and even google maps doesn’t figure out where that is (road number L1014-4) so if anybody can help us with the location – contact WexfordLocal.com on Facebook!

The installation of 200m of drainage to elevate flooding on the Dungeer Road gets €27,830. Increased capacity for drainage required to take water off the road at Ballybaun, Ballymurn gets €10,000.

And at Poulpeasty works will take account of hydraulic loads causing damage and undermining the bridge structure is earmarked for €12,000. Proposed works include cleaning out the river bed and increase opening of the bridge to prevent road flooding.   

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