LONG-AWAITED upgrade works on footpaths on Bridge Street in Scariff are set to get underway at the end of May.
The footpaths, which were dug up almost two years ago by Clare County Council, have been given an estimated completion date of Friday, August 30, following the appointment of Cotter Plant Hire to undertake such works.
At a recent meeting of Killaloe Municipal District, Councillor Pat Hayes (FF) welcomed the start date but expressed his frustration and disappointment that the project took so long.
“It isn’t a good way to do business,” he said. “The people of Scariff have been very patient”.
The East Clare councillor has made calls for the council ensure that the majority of the work is completed before the start of the Scariff Harbour Festival during the August Bank Holiday weekend.
“Somebody will make a smart comment that we managed to get this underway the week of the election,” joked Cllr Hayes in reference to the May 20 start date.
Whitegate councillor, Pat Burke (FG) said the announcement was “very welcomed” and that he was looking forward to the works proceeding.
Councillor Joe Cooney (FG) said the condition of the footpaths for the past few years was ‘unfortunate’ for the people living on the main street in Scariff as he welcomed the “great news for the businesses and the residents of the area”.
The much-welcomed project will begin on Monday, May 20 and is expected to be fully complete by Friday, August 30.