FLOOD RELIEF CONCRETE DUG UP … AGAIN!
It has emerged this week that a section of the newly poured and set concrete that was laid as part of the Fermoy Flood Relief work is being dug up … again, writes Brian Moore.
As the pedestrians and businesses in the town looked forward to the end of the first phase of the flood relief work it was discovered that the wrong concrete had been used. Now, it appears that there is another problem with the repair works on the flood relief scheme.
A spokesperson for the contractors, Carillion Irishenco, told The Avondhu, “We acknowledge that there are on-going issues in relation to the reconstruction works for the concrete beam at the Fermoy bridge and are working with our suppliers to resolve these. Solutions have now been put in place and we will be re-opening the road shortly. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.”
However, Cllr Tadhg O’Donovan feels that some form of compensation should be paid to the people of Fermoy because of the delay in finishing phase one of the project.
“If this was a private company and not the OPW there would be a penalty clause for not finishing on time, compensation should be paid to the people of Fermoy. We now have no idea as to when the job will be finished and I have to ask are we going to have the same problem when phase two of the project begins next year?” he asked.
Thursday 5th August 7:57pm