Long-awaited Newbridge road to be finished by 2017


Long-awaited Newbridge road to be finished by 2017

The Newbridge Industrial Estate link road is expected to be finished by the end of the year.

A report on its progress was released by council officials at the recent Kildare Newbridge Municipal District meeting.

It said several problems needed to be solved before the road can be opened. Further design and construction work is needed before the road is of an “acceptable” standard for opening.

This work includes the road overlay, public lighting, kerbing, drainage and signage on the road which will link the Millfield estate to the Industrial Estate.

The Curragh Grange estate also has to be taken in charge by the council before this work can be done. The council said it was liaising with the developer to progress the issue.

“Following completion of the design of the scheme and the resolution of the other issues, the tender and contract documentation will be prepared. Following completion of the procurement process the scheme will go to construction,” said the report prepared by Ger Duff, acting senior executive officer from the Roads Department.

Construction is estimated to take 12 weeks.

Roads design officials have met concerned residents twice in the last three months to keep them updated.

“Unfortunately it is not possible to give an accurate timeline for the delivery of the scheme at this stage as a number of land and taking-in-charge issues are dependent on third party co-operation,” it said.

“However, it is expected that the scheme will be completed by the end of 2016.”