REQUEST THAT SIGNPOST MONEY BE DIVERTED FOR ROAD REPAIRS
Cllr Frank O’Flynn requested during the last Mallow/Fermoy Area committee meeting that the €250,000 regional road signposting allocation be diverted for repairs on the roads badly damaged during the recent severe winter season.
Cllr O’Flynn asked that Cork County Council use their discretion “as granted by the minister in relation to 2010 Local Road Grant Allocation” and divert the €250,000 signposting funding for repair work.
Council engineer Aidan Weir pointed out that the council has been given discretion in relation to the roads to be resurfaced in the improvement grant, but that there was no discretion to divert a grant for signage into road repair work.
Mr Weir stated, “The €250,000 is for signposting upgrade on our regional roads. If this grant is spent where it is designated, most of North Cork will be finished as far as signposting. My feeling is that money should be spent on signposting.”
The same opinion was held by Cllr Tom Barry, who said, “Signing on our roads is atrocious. If you’re a tourist you don’t know the roads very well. If anything, we should ask the Government to increase the funding".
Friday 12th March 8:46am