Concern over what will be left behind after gas, broadband works 02/08/17 : the chronicle.ie

Concern over what will be left behind after gas, broadband works 02/08/17

| August 2, 2017

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The Co. Council’s District Director for Wexford, Tony Larkin, has stressed the huge benefits which the provision of a range of new broadband services and natural gas will deliver for Wexford town.

He told the July meeting of Wexford Borough District Council that the authority had been battling to get natural gas to Wexford for years and it would deliver massive pluses for businesses in the area, particularly for some of the town’s largest employers.

Improved broadband connections were also vital for the economic development of the area.

He was responding to concerns raised by Cllr. Ger Cathy and other councillors over the quality of reinstatement works being provided by the broadband and gas contractors.

He said that if the Council was forced to pick up the tab eventually for poor replacement work it would mean less money for roadworks generally.

He said that last year he had been assured that works in Barntown were the final reinstatement and ‘a perfect job’ but it had now sunk by six inches in some places.

Engineer Sean Kavanagh said works in various part of Wexford town were ongoing and the Council would work with the contractors to ensure that roads and footpaths were properly put back.

And he revealed that in some areas around Clonard the Council was using the opportunity to work with Virgin to upgrade and repair footpaths which would not have been touched for years but for the Virgin project.

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