Website uncovers Longford road problems

One of County Longford’s busiest roadways has becoming a serious headache for drivers, one angry motorist has claimed.

One of County Longford’s busiest roadways has becoming a serious headache for drivers, one angry motorist has claimed.

A message posted by an anonymous road user on recently introduced website www.fixyourstreet.ie, alleged that a two metre stretch of road adjacent to local pub, ‘The Chestnut Tree’ has become a hazard to motorists.

The complaint which was published earlier this month also claims council staff carried out remedial works shortly before defects began emerging on the road.

The posting is made all the more surprising given the fact the website was originally set up and controlled by South Dublin County Council in an attempt to solve the capital’s road problems.

A response carried on the website last Friday (August 5) confirmed this, saying however the matter was presently being examined by Longford council officials.

“This site has been set up as a pilot and has begun with the South Dublin County Council area only. Unfortunately we cannot give you a response for issues outside our area at this time. However we have been in touch with our colleagues in Longford County Council who will have the matter examined on your behalf,” it said.

Despite the claims made, no official statement from Longford County Council was made available to www.longfordleader.ie on Tuesday.

For more, pick up tomorrow’s (Wednesday) Longford Leader.